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Governor of Virginia 


Board oi Visitors 

(Terms expire July 1, 1922) 
Mr. J. O. Winston .... Richmond, Va. 

Mr. Francis Bell Dublin, Va. 

Mr. G. Tayloe Gwathmey . . Norfolk, Va. 
Capt. M. C. Jackson . . . Petersburg, Va. 
Col. Grenville Gaines . . Warrenton, Va. 

(Terms e.xpire July 1, 1924) 
Mr. Robert W. Massie . . Lynchburg, Va. 
Capt. L. W. H. Peyton . . Staunton, \'a, 
Mr. Thomas R. Keith . . . Fairfax. Va 
Mr. Benjamin Huger . . . Lexingicn, \'a. 

Members of the Board Ex-Officio 

General W. W. Sale, Richmond, Va. 
Adjulant-Ceneral of Virginia 

Hon. Harris L. Hart, Richmond, Va. 
SuperinlenJent of Public Instruction 


Major-General Edward West Nichols 


Born Petersburg, Va., June 27, 1858. Student Hume and Cook's School from '66- '69, 
and at McCabe's School '69-'74. Graduated from 'V.M.I, in 1878, the fourth dis- 
tinguished graduate in his class and a cadet lieutenant. Studied law at Washington and 
Lee University and at the University of Virginia, '78-'81. Was Assistant Professor of 
Mathematics at 'V.M.I. '78-'81. Practiced law in Norfolk '81-'82. Professor of Engi- 
neering at 'V. M. I. ■82-'90, and of Mathematics '90- '07. He is the author of Nichols' 
Anal\)iical Ceomeiry and Nichols' Differential and Integral Calculus. Since 1903 he has 
been associated with The American Reporter International Railway Congress in scientific 
investigation. He is a member of the Virginia Geological Society and the Society for the 
Promotion of Engineering Education. He is also a member of the Committee of College 
Presidents. President of the National Association of Military Colleges, and a member of 
the State Geological Commission. During the war he was Chairman of the X'irginia 
Council of Defense, and during the period of the S. A. T. C. he was commissioned a 
Major in the United States Engineer Corps. At the close of the war the Government 
presented him with a certificate in recognition of his capable services. Since 1907 he 
has been Superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute. 

"Ts! Ts! Ah! Thi: 

ction is final, Ts! Ts! It's the principle of the thing 



Col. Hunter Pendleton 
M.A., Ph.D. 

Professor of Chemislr^ 

Born at Fredrick Hall, Louisa County, Virginia, 
January 22, 1858. A student at Aspen Hill Academy 
'73-'75. Entered University of Virginia, receiving de- 
gree of M.A. in '81. Postgraduate student in Chem- 
istry at the University of Virginia '82-'83, and in 
Chemistry and Mineralogy at the University of Got- 
tingen, Germany, '83-'86, receiving degree of Ph.D. 
from the latter. Instructor at Tufts University, Boston, 
"87-"89, resigning to become Professor of Natural Sci- 
ence at Bethlehem College, W. Va., '89- '90. Since 
1890 he has been Professor of Chemistry at the V. M. I. 

Col. Nathaniel Beverley Tucker* 
B.S., C.E. 

Professor of Geology and Mineralogy, and Associate 
Professor of Chemistry 

Student at Shenandoah Valley Academy. Cadet at 
the V. M. I., graduating in 1888, first in class and Cadet 
Quartermaster. Assistant Professor at the V. M. I. 
'88-'89. Av^'arded his B.S. degree in Chemistrv, V. 
M. I., '89. Assistant Professor of Chemistr'y V. 
M. I., ■89-'9I. Adjunct Professor of Mineralogy and 
Geology, V. M. I., -gi-'ge. since 1896, Professor of 
Mineralogy and Geology at the V. M. I. 

"Centlemen, in this case the hool^ is all wrong." 

*Died December 11, 1921. 


Mou tell me this — .' 


Col. Francis Mallory 

Professor of Phvsics 

Bom August 15, 1868. Graduated from the Norfolk 
Academy '86. Entering V. M. I., he graduated second 
in his class, with the degree of C.E., in 1889. Com- 
mandant and Professor of Mathematics at Fishburne 
Military Academy '89-'91 . Post Adjutant and Assist- 
ant Professor of Mathematics at the V.M.I. '91-'94. 
He then resumed his studies in Physics, Mathematics 
and Astronomy at Johns Hopkins University '94-'97. 
Adjunct Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the 
V.M.I. •97-'99. Since 1899 he has been Professor 
of Phvsics and in charge of Electrical Engineering at 
the V. M. I. 

"Huh? Huh? See the poini? Huh?" 

Col. Henry Clinton Ford 
I.S., Ph.D. 

Professor of History 

Born December 12, 1867. Student V. P. I., Blacks- 
burg, Va., ■84-'85. Entered V. M. I., graduating in 
■89 with degree of B.S. and the rank of Cadet Adjutant. 
Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Tactics, 
V. M. I.. •89-'90. Commandant of Cadets, Wenlworth 
Military Academy, '90-'93. Student at the University 
of Virginia '93-'95, which conferred on him the degree 
of Ph.D. in '99. Colonel and Chief of Engineers on 
the Staff of the Governor of Virginia "98-'02. Adjunct 
Professor of Latin and English, V. M. 1., '02-'04. Since 
1904 Professor of History, V.M.I. Member of the 
State Board of Education ' 1 1 -'23. 

" IV ELL!" 







Col. John Mercer Patton 


Professor of Cerman 

First distinguished graduate V. M. I. 1880. Assistant 
Professor of Mathematics V. M. I. •80-'82. A student 
at the University of Berhn and at Paris. Madrid and 
Seville, ■82-'86. Associate Professor of Modern Lan- 
guages at the University of Indiana 1886. Taught at 
various other schools '87-'04. Assistant Professor of 
Modern Languages at the V. M. 1. •04-'15. Since 1915 
Professor of Modern Languages at the V. M. I. 


Col. Charles Wyatt Watts 

Professor of Mathemalics 

Student Norfolk Academy '87-'89. He graduated 
from the V. M. I. fifth in his class and a Cadet Lieu- 
tenant in '93. An instructor at the Danville Military 
Academy '93-'96. Assistant Professor of Mathemalics 
at V. M. I. '96-'99, and promoted to Adjunct Professor 
of Mathematics in *99. Lieutenant-Colonel and Asso- 
ciate Professor of Mathematics •08-'09. Since 1909 he 
has been Colonel and Professor of Mathematics at the 


"Now pul doWTj what I iell \)0U — ." 







Col. William M. Hunley 

Professor of Economics and PoUlical Science 

Received A.B. from Johns Hopkins University, 04. 
Postgraduate work, Johns Hopkins, "06-'08. Assistant 
Editor and Reporter for the Philadelphia Public Ledger, 
Washington Post and Baltimore Sun. 'OS-' 10. Assistant 
Professor of PoHtical Science at the University of Vir- 
ginia '10-'14. Since 1914 he has been Professor of 
Political Science and Economics at the V.M.L He 
is Advisory Editor of the Virginia Journal of Educa- 
tion, Secretary of the University Commission on South- 
ern Race Questions, and was the first executive secretary 
of the Virginia Council of Defense 17-19. 



ive'll run over a few of these little 

Col. Thomas A. E. Moseley 
A.B., Ph.D. 

Professor of French and Spanish 

Born August 27, 1886. Received A.B. from Johns 
Hopkins University '07 and his Ph.D. from the same 
university in '15. Instructor in Modern Languages at 
Princeton 'II -'16. Professor of Romance Languages at 
Washington and Jefferson University '16-'19. Since 
September, 1919, he has been Professor of Romance 
Languages at the V. M. L 

"Oh, yes, ])0u do ^now; now thinly!" 

Col. Robert B. Poague 

Professor of Descriptive Ceomeir^ and Draining 

Bom in Rockbridge County, Virginia. December 5, 
1881. Graduated from V.M.I, m 1900, fourth in 
class. With the American Telephone and Telegraph 
Company and the Pennsylvania Railway. Commandant 
of Cadets at the Chamberlain-Hunt Academy "02-'03. 
Assistant Professor of Physics V. M. I. '04; transferred 
to the Department of Drawing as an Adjunct Professor 
■OS-- 13. With Gulf and Ship Island Railway TO-W. 
In Charge of Summer Coaching School 08-12. Asso- 
ciate Professor of Engineering 'H-'iO. Since 1920, 
Colonel and Professor of Drawing and Descriptive 

"You are insulated against all l^nowledge." 

Major Albert B. Dockery 

U. S. Cavalrv 

Commandant of Cadets 

Born at Hernando, Miss., in 1878. Cadet V.M.I. 
■95-'98; graduated U. S. M. A. '02. Served with Fifth 
Cavalry in Philippines, Hawaii and the Southwest. In- 
spector-Instructor of Militia Cavalry on Pacific Coast 
'I2-'I4. Served with Tenth Cavalry on Mexican border 
and on Punitive Expedition '15-'16. Major command- 
ing First Squadron California Cavalry on Mexican 
border '16. Major of Infantry '17-'18. Lieutenant- 
Colonel of Infantry '18. Assistant Chief of Staff 
Fourteenth Division (G-3) and at War Colleae '18. 
Commanding Fourth Cavalry '19. Since 1920, Pro- 
fessor of Military Science and Tactics and Command- 
ant of Cadets at V. M. I. 

"I just won't allow it, I just won't allow it." 



Col. George A. Derbyshire 

Lt., U. S. a.. Retired 

Executive Officer 

Graduated from V.M.I, in 1899 with the rank of 
Cadet First Captain. Tactical Officer V.M.I. 'gg-'Ol. 
Served as Lieutenant with the Puerto Rico Regiment, 
being transferred to the Regular Army and serving in 
Puerto Rico and the Philippines. Retired from the 
army in '04. With Engmeermg Department of the New 
York Central Railway '05-' 15. Post Adjutant and 
Instructor in Mathematics V.M.I. '15-'17. Recalled 
to active service in '17 and assigned as Professor of 
Military Science and Tactics and Commandant of 
Cadets at V. M. I. for the period of the war. Since 
1919, Executive Officer and Aide to the Superintendent. 

"You understand the regulations forbid thai, Sah!" 

Brig.-Gen. John S. Mallory 

U. S. A., Retired 

Lecturer in Department of Modern Languages 

Cadet U. S. M.A. '75-'79; Second Lieutenant of 
Infantry '79; First Lieutenant '83. Campaign against 
Sioux Indians '90; Captain '97. Revised the Firing 
Regulations for the Army. Major and Inspector-Gen- 
eral of Volunteers '98. Lieutenant-Colonel Forty-first 
Volunteer Infantry '99. Military Attache in China, 
and in charge of the insurgent chieftain Aguinaldo, in 
Manila, P. I., '01. "With the Pekin Relief Expedition 
during the Boxer Insurrection 00, mainlaining laison 
between Japanese and American headquarters, for which 
service he was cited in orders. Breveted Lieutenant- 
Colonel for "Repeated distinguished gallantry in action." 
Philippine Insurrection, "01. Resumed rank of Major 
of Infantry 02. Lieutenant-Colonel 10; Inspector- 
General of the Army '11; Colonel '12; Brigadier- 
General '17. Commander of Camp Dix, Commander 
of Camp Lee, and later of Camp Upton. Retired '18. 
His two sons served with distinction in the World War. 

"/ Tvanl to see you after class" 



Col. Raymond E. Dixon 

Professor of History and Literalure 

Ripon College '05-'07. University of Wisconsin 
•07-"O9; Summer Sessions '09. '\2. '20, 71. University 
of Illinois '14-'16. A.B. from University of Wisconsin 
'09, and A.M. in '13. Instructor in Rlieloric, University 
of Illinois 'IS-'ie. Assistant Cashier Dallon (Wis.) 
Slate Bank '1 6-' 19. Acting Head English Department 
V.M.I. February to June, '19. Graduate work in 
English and History, University of Wisconsin, 'l9-'20. 
Associate Professor of English and History V. M. I. 
'20- '21. Since September, 1921. Professor of History 
and Literature and Head of the English Department. 

"An^ questions before talfing up topics at the hoard?" 

Col. Robert Scott Spilman 

Professor of Biology and Post Surgeon 

V.M.I. Class of '93. University of New York; 
Bellevue Hospital Medical College, Class of '99. In 
Medical Corps during Spanish-American War. Medical 
Corps, Fifty-ninth Infantry. Fourth Division, A. E. F. 
Gassed in action on the Vesle River and in the Meuse- 
Argonne drive. Cited and recommended for D. S. C. 
and for promotion. Since September, 1921. Professor 
of Biology and Post Surgeon V. M. I. 

"IVbai you need is a dose of salts and plenty of exercise." 


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Lt.-Col. SiEWARr W. Anderson 

Associate Professor of Eleclrical Engineering 

Graduated V. M. I. '08. Commandant Charlotte Hill 
Military Academy. Electrical Engineer, Navy Depart- 
ment. Assistant Professor V.M.I. 'H-'l?. U. S. 
Army '17-' 19. Commissioned Second Lieutenant of 
Engineers June, '17; First Lieutenant. August, '17; 
Captain, August, '18. In France with Three Hundred 
and Seventh Engineers. St. Mihiel and Argonne drives. 
Since September, 1919, Adjunct Professor of Electrical 
Engineering V. M. I. Promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel 
and Assistant Professor, September, 1920. 

"Just multiph \)our ansroer bv ihe Fourth of Jul})." 


B. Davis Mayo 

ale Profe 

of Mathematics 

Born at Shenandoah, Page County, Virgmia, 18S4. 
Entered the V. M. I., graduating in 1909 third in class. 
Instructor at Fishburne Military Academy '09-' 10, As- 
sistant Professor of Engineering at V.M.I. '10-'17, 
teaching the branches of higher mathematics. Adjunct 
Professor of Mathematics '17-'20. Since 1920, Lieu- 
tenant-Colonel and Associate Professor of Mathematics 
at V.M.I. 

"Wake up! How are the foh 

ct hon 



Lt.-Col. Samuel M. Millner, Jr. 
B.S., M.A. 

Associale Professor of Modern Languages 

Graduated V. M. I. as Cadet Lieutenant '1 L Assist- 
ant Professor V. M. L '11 -'14. Graduate student Uni- 
versity of Wisconsin '14-'16. Adjunct Professor at 
V. M. I. 16-17. First Fort Meyer Training Camp M?. 
Commissioned First Lieutenant of Field Artillery. 
Served with Three Hundred and Fourteenth Field Ar- 
tillery at Camp Lee. Ordered overseas as Billeting 
Officer March 1, 1918. Served in that capacity until 
July, 1919. Adjunct Professor V. M. L '19. Promoted 
to the rank of Lieulenant-Colonel and Associate Pro- 
fessor July, 1920. 

"Anybody see my dog?" 

Lt.-Col. James A. Anderson 

Asscciale Professor of Civil Engineering 

Graduated V. M. L with first stand, Class of '13. 
Instructor S. V. A. 'IS-'M. Instructor V. M. L 'H-'ie. 
Student Cornell University '16-17, receiving degree of 
C.E. Captain Quartermaster Corps, Virginia National 
Guard '17. Assistant Quartermaster Thirtieth Division 
in France and Belgium, May, 1917, to September, 1918, 
Assistant to Administration Officers, First Army f-fead- 
quarters, September, 1918, to January, 1919. Assistant 
to Administration Officers Headquarters, Seventh 
Corps, January, 1919, to July, 1919. Major, August 1, 
1918; Lieutenant-Colonel, April, 1919. Major and 
Adjunct Professor of Engineering V. M. L '19-'20. 
Since 1920, Lieutenant-Colonel and Associate Professor 
of Engineering at 'V. M. I. 

"A good man oughl to do this problem in len hours." 


Lt.-Col. George Lloyd Barton, Jr. 
M.A., Ph.D. 

Associate Professor of Latin and French 

PTii Beta Kappa, Raven, Bachelor and Master of 
Arts, University of Virginia. Instructor in Latin, Uni- 
versity of Virginia '12-16, and in Latin and Greek 
■16-'17. Civilian Instructor V.M.I. 'IZ-'ig. Major 
and Adjunct Professor of Latin and French V. M. I. 
'19. Doctor of Philosophy, University of Virginia '20. 
Lieutenant-Colonel and Associate Professor of Latin 
and French '20-'21. 

"Noa the origin of this word is — ." 

Lt.-Col. Benjamin F. Crowson 

.^S50cia/e Professor of English 

Graduate of V. M. I., Class of '10. Commandant of 
Cadets, Millersburg Military Academy, of Kentucky. 
Four years Assistant Professor V. M.I. Assistant Pro- 
fessor Roanoke High School. Graduate student V. M. I. 
Special student University of Pennsylvania. Superin- 
tendent Charlotte Hall Military School of Maryland. 
Since September, 1920, Associate Professor of English 

"/ fully appreciate the circumstances in the case" 


Major Frank A. Grove 

AJjunci Professor of Physics and Mililan Science 

Graduated from V. M. I. '12. Instructor at the Dub- 
lin Institute 'I3-'14. Assistant Professor V.M.I. "14- 
16. Commissioned First Lieutenant of Field Artillery, 
U.S.A., August, 1917. Served fifteen months in France 
with the Fifteenth Field Artillery, Second Division, 
taking part in the operations around Chateau-Thierry, 
Verdun, the Aisne defensive, and the Aisne-Marne 
offensive. Commissioned Captain August, 1918. Dis- 
charged at Camp McClellan February, 1919. Since 
then Major and Adjunct Professor of Physics at V.M.I. 


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Major Henley P. Boykin 

c( Professor of Mathematics and Military Science 
and Assistant Commandant 

Born at "Sunnyside," Southampton County, Virginia, 
1891. Matriculated V.M.I. '09. Graduated V. M. I. 
'12, degree of B.S, Assistant Professor Mathematics 
and Drawing *12-'20. Second Lieutenant U.S.A., as- 
signed to V. M. I. Students Army Training Corps '18. 
Major and Adjunct Professor of Mathematics and 
Drawing "20. Assistant Commandant sii.ce September 
1, 1920. 

"IVa-all, let's sec." 


Major Robert Lee Bates 
LL.B., M.A. 

Adjunct Professor of Psycholog}), Logic and Ethics 

Born November 7, 1886, at Middleway, W. Va. 
Graduated from West Virginia University in 1912 with 
degree of LL.B. Graduated from Military Department 
of West Virginia University. In 1916 received the 
degree of A.B. from West Virginia University. Later 
a student at Johns Hopkins University. High School 
Principal until 1918. Commissioned First Lieutenant, 
Psychology Service, U. S. Army. Later assigned to the 
Educational Service as Superintendent of Instruction at 
General Hospital No. 2. Student at Johns Hopkins, 
receiving degree of M.A. in 1920. Retained as Re- 
search Assistant in the Psychology Department of Johns 
Hopkins University, 1920-21. Adjunct Professor of 
Psychology at the Virginia Military Institute 1921-22. 

"Do I mal^e this perfectly) clear?" 

Major Sterling M. Heflin 

Adjunct Professor of Physics and Mililarv Science 

Distinguished gradu 
ceiving Cincinnati Meda 

of V. M. I.. Class of '16, re- 
m graduation. Assistant Com- 

ndant. Instructor in Mathematics, and Athletic Coach 
at Bingham Military School, N. C, ■16-'17. Commis- 
sioned Captain of Infantry from first Fort Meyer Train- 
ing Camp. Instructor at second Fort Meyer Training 
Camp, and promoted to Major of Infantrv. Transferred 
to Central Infantry O. T. S., Camp McArthur. Texas. 
Appointed Adjutant C. I. O. T. S. Resigned from 
Army, December, 1918. Assistant Professor of Physics 
V. M. I., second term, session '18-' 19. Oil business in 
Texas '19- '20. Adjunct Professor of Physics V. M. I. 

"Some sa\} joole. 




Major James G. Allen 

Adjunct Professor of Engineering 

Born 1854. Graduated V.M.I. '13, second In class 
and with the French Mathematics Medal. B.S. in Civil 
Engineering on graduation. With the New Yor-k Central 
Railway two years on construction of Grand Central 
Terminal. One and a half years with the Westing- 
house Electric Company on construction work. One 
and a half years with the Interboro Rapid Transit Com- 
pany of New York City on elevated railway work and 
on subway construction. Two years Instructor in 
Mathematics at the New York Military Academy, work- 
ing during the summers with the National Bridge Works 
and Foundation Company. Since 1920, Adjunct Pro- 
fessor of Engineering at the V. M. I. 

"Ha! Ha! Reporl vourself for—" 

Major Hernando M. Read 

Adjunci Professor of English and Hislorp 

Born at Dallas, Texas, February 28, 1897. West 
Texas Military Academy '03-12. Fourth distinguished 
graduate. Class of '16, V.M.I. Instructor at Emerson 
Institute, Washington, D. C, September-November, '16, 
Assistant Professor of English V.M.I. '16-'18. Re- 
jected at Officers' Training School on account of defec- 
tive vision. Waived exemption and was accepted in the 
service September 4, 1918. First Sergeant Twenty-fourth 
(later Fourth) Company, One Hundred and Fifty-fifth 
Depot Brigade, Camp Lee, Va., September-December, 
18. Upon discharge from service resumed duties at 
V. M. I. Since July 1, 1921, Major and Adjunct Pro- 
fessor of English and History. 

"Noiv the rule in this case is — ." 



Major Blandy B. Clarkson 

Adjunct Professor of Mathematics 

Born March 15, 1890, at Mlllboro, Va. Student 
A.M. A. 'OS-W. Entered V.M.I, in '10, graduating 
in '14 with the grade of Cadet Captain. Instructor and 
Coach at Marion Institute 'H-'l?. Officers' Training 
Camp, Fort McPherson, receiving commission of Cap- 
tain of Infantry, August, '17. Served with 328th In- 
fantry, 82d Division, at Camp Gordon. Overseas 
April-June, '18, commanding the Third Battalion, 328th 
Infantry, in the Amiens and Toule sectors, St. Mihiel, 
and in the Argonne. Commissioned Major November, 
'18. Coach at Marion Institute '18-' 19. Since 1919 an 
Instructor in Mathematics and Coach at V. M. I. 

"Linemer} over here." 

Major Benjamin F. Wilhite 

Adjunct Professor of French 

Student University of Missouri '98-'02; A.B. degree. 
Student University of Berlin '03-'04. Student at the 
Sorbonne, Paris, summer '04. Assistant, High School, 
Hannibal, Mo., '04-'05. Instructor in Modern Lan- 
guages, Culver Military Academy '05-'08. Head of 
Department of Modern Languages, Culver Military 
Academy '08-' 16. Graduate Student, University of 
Chicago '16-'18. Assistant Professor of French, V.M.I. 
'18-'21. Since 1921, Adjunct Professor of French, 

"Nous continuons — ." 



Assistant Professors 

Captain J. A. B. Dillard, B.S. . 

Assislani Professor of Chemistry 
Acting Head of the Department of Ceo/ogJ) and Mineralogy 

Captain R. J. Trinkle, B.S. 

Assislani Professor of Electrical Engineering 

Captain Robert A. Mark, Jr., B.S. 

Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering 

Captain Thomas S. Whiting, B.S. 

Assistant Professor of English and History 

Captain Reuben J. Grim, B.S. 

Assistant Professor of Chemislr\) 




Assistant Professors 

Captain Raymond P. James, B.S. 

Assislanl Professor of Mathemalics 

Captain Leslie Womeldorf, B.S. 

Assislanl Professor of Modern Languages 

Captain J. H. C. Mann, B.S. 

Assistant Professor of Mathematics and English 

Captain R. C. Weaver, B.S. 

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering 

Captain H. L. Watson, B.S. 

Assistant Professor of Chemistry 

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Military Staff 

Col. George A. Derbyshire (U. S. Army, 

Execullve Officer 

Col. Robert S. Spilman, M.D. 

Posl Surgeon 

Maj. James W. McClunc 


Maj. Ernest A. Sale 


Capt. Thomas S. Whiting 

Post Adjutant 

Capt. Robert A. Marr, Jr. 

Aide to the Superintendent 

Capt. Lewis E. Steele 

Military) Storekeeper 






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"They Help to Make Things Seem Like Home' 

Miss Nellie Tracy Gibbs, Librarian 

Hospital Staff 

Miss Donna P. Wills 
Miss Virginia Hinkle 
Mrs. Frances Sterrett 




Oflicers of V. M, I. Alumni Associations 

Col. T. O. Smith 

Prasidenl Nalional V. M. I. Association 

Birmingham, Aia. 


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Mr. a. J. Orme 

President Atlanta Association 

Atlanta, Ga. 

Mr. W. p. Dodson 

President Norfolli Association 

Norfolk, Va. 

Mr. Moorhead Wright 

President Little Rocl( Association 

Little Rock, Ark. 


Officers of V. M. I. Alumni Associations 

Mr. J. G. Paxton 

President Kansas Cit\) Association 
Kansas City, Mo. 

Mr. J. C. Meem 

President Nen> York Association 

New York, N. Y. 

Mr. S. B. Marshall 

President Washington Associatio 

Washington, D. C. 

Mr. E. p. Conquest 

Secretary Richmond Association 

Richmond, Va. 




^Si^M^^^ia^ WMm ^?^=Q2M%j== : 

The Tribute of 22 

For four long years now we have kept the faith — 

Strange, how it seems but yesterday we signed the pled 

Years of achievement, honorable growth. 

Time shall not shatter, nor yet dull the edge 
Of golden memories of V. M. I. 

Century-old traditions! Hand in hand 

With us, men immortal since that time when the frown 
Of civil war lay heavy on this land. 

God grant that we may win as high renown 
T' enhance the glory that is V. M. I. 

Now we have reached the parting of the ways, 

Henceforth our several courses we must each pursue. 

We've learned the lesson well. For all our days 
Manhood and courage will this thought renew: 
May we be worthy sons of V. M. I.! 

Colors : Blue and Gold 

Class Officers 

William Vantilburg Shannon President 

Richard Cobb Grant Vice-President 

Peter Otey Miller Historian 




First Class History 

HEN the end of the trail is reached and the goal is attained, it is not the 
memories of joys and pleasures, but rather those of sorrows and disappoint- 
ments, that make us cherish those selfsame memories. And so it is with us; 
for, although our cup of experience has been filled with more of nectar 
than of gall, it is the remembrance of obstacles overcome that etches upon our hearts the 
happenings of the years from 1918 to 1922, and causes us to feel the pangs of regret 
when we think that our four years have drawn to a close. 

Last of the "War Babies," we made our debut in September, 1918. All Rat years 
are very much alike; but we, having been mistaken for Huns by the Third Classmen (or 
so it seemed then, though now we are grateful for their many attentions) , were constantly 
aware that a war was on. We went through the trials and tribulations of the S. A. T. C. 
until that organization was dissolved. Then we entered in earnest the "finning out," 
"shirt-tail parades," Easter egg fight, and numerous other time-honored customs that make 
the first year the happiest, perhaps, of the four. 

During three short summer months we were metamorphosed from the meekest of 
rodents to the "meanest" of Third Classmen. We returned to the Institute with the 
attitude of those who are "monarchs of all they survey." We held "Rat sheenies," 
threw bombs, went under arrest, walked special guard tours, in fact did everything we 
should not have done and few of the things we should have done. But we learned in the 
school of experience, and emerged from that trying year with few casualties to show as 
a result of our tendency to break existing regulations. 

Summer again rolled by and with it another change in the Class of 1 922. Having 
had time to reflect upon the evil of our ways, we returned the following September not 
without the exuberance of spirits that had characterized our Third Class activities, but 
vWth the added determination to put them to uses more becoming to our position as digni- 
fied Second Classmen. We were no longer members of the proletariat, but now full- 
fledged members of the aristocracy of the Upper Classes. During this year our pleasures 
were greater and more frequent than in either of the two preceding years; for not only 
did we experience the ecstacies of delight that accompanied the putting on of our class 
rings and our participation in the Final Ball, but also we enjoyed that privilege which 
among cadets is the rarest of the rare: that of existing for one whole year without coming 
within the shadow of the Eighteenth Amendment as issued from Headquarters. After 
finals was over and our Final Ball was a thing of the past, we scattered to the "comers 
of the earth" to await the day when we should return to take up our duties as leaders of 
the Corps, First Classmen. 

The race horse, the boxer, the swimmer, the marathon runner each puts forth his best 
effort on the home stretch, when the goal is in sight and victory depends upon the des're 



and determination to win. And so, when we returned to the Institute in the fall of 1 92 1 , 
each of us was imbued with the selfsame desire and determination to win as a class, to 
leave behind us a record that might compare favorably with the most brilliant of those 
which have been written before. First Class hops, F. C. P., miniatures, all were but 
parts of the prelude that led up to that day in June which marked the culmination of all 
our efforts for the past four years, the day when we received that parchment which seems 
to mark the transition from youth to manhood — our diploma. 

In athletics the Class of 1922 has been exceptionally prominent. Summers wears a 
monogram in football, basketball, baseball and track; Bunting, in football, basketball 
and baseball; Drewry, in football and track; Shannon, in football and basketball; 
Venable, W., in football and wrestling; Wescott, Miller, Ridgely, Clark, Douglas, W., 
in football; Campbell, in basketball; Parrott, Venable, R., in wrestling; Perkinson, in 
baseball; Young, Macrae, in tennis; and Brown, in track. 

And now our course is run and we stand on the threshold of life, confident of our 
ability to meet and overcome its obstacles, confident that the heritage we pass on to our 
successors will not suffer in their keeping, but, overshadowing all, holding in our hearts 
a love that shall never grow cold, thd love we feel for our Alma Mater — V. M. I. 

Peter Otey Miller, Historian. 


Low o'er House Mountain hangs the October sun, 

A globe of glowing fire, bringing the rugged outline into sharp relief. 

Softening its harsher aspects. Roseate daggers of sunset 

Transfix the clear blue of the evening sky. 

Athwart the parade ground lies the gray battalion. 

Long lines of silent men, austerely motionless. 

But, lo! the universal calm is rudely shattered. 

The evening gun roars out, a swelling anthem peals — 

See, where the nation's flag, a glory in its folds. 

Slowly, reluctantly, deserts the twilight air. 

The last long note is fading on the ear ; down sinks the sun. 

So ends another day at V. M. I. 

C. E. T., '22. 



Spiritus Vigesima Duo, B.S., A.B. 


Born 1918. Matriculated 1918. 


Fourth Clas§: Private Rat Battalion; Easter Egg Hunt. Third Class: Private 
Bombing Squadron. Second Class: Private Suicide Club; Marsiial Final Ball. 
First Class: Private O. G.'s Association; Marshal Final German. 

"Twenty-two" was a Rat with about two hundred and seventy-five of us in our 
dumb, pitiful days; and he passes out of V. M. I. with the ninety-five of us who 
have stayed on and "kept the faith." During the four years between matriculation 
and graduation, therefore, he has entered into every phase of our lives. He has 
"caught hell' with us as Rats; he has contributed his share towards making ours an 
auspicious year in the Third Class; he has put on his ring and strutted in the Final 
Ball with us; and, finally, he has set the pace for us in our fourth and final year of 
cadet life — as First Classmen. 

There is not a better friend we could have had than "Twenty-two." In telling 
him good-bye we realize that he has helped to keep us together as a class, and 
recognize that after all there are bigger, finer things than our individual whims and 
desires. We know not whence "Twenty-two" came; he passes on — we know not 
where. We won't see him again; we won't hear him again; but in our memory 
he'll be an impression, a recollection, a friend we can't forget. 

GiLMORE Leech Agnor 


Born 1898. Matriculated 1918. 


"Cill" "Jumbo" 

Foi.Tth Class: Private Co. "F." Third Class: Corporal Co. 
ba; . Second Class: Sergeant Co. "F" ; Marshal Final Ball. 
Co. 'A"; A. I. E. E. ; Aero Squadron. 

"Some villain hath done me wrong"." 

Several Septembers ago Gill stepped out of an Arrow collar ad and stepped 
into V. M. I. As he had lived in Lexington all his life, he expected to enter the 
Institute with all the knowledge of an old cadet. After the first jolt he rubbed his 
shins, closed his e;yes, and determined to stick it out. To relieve the monotony of 
rathood, he learned to play the cornet, although not without opposition from his 
"Brother Rats." Since that time he has cultivated his talent and now plays several 
instruments, including the organ and the flute. 

As a Third Classman, Gill made a great success as the auburn-haired corporal, 
although the difficulties of the year caused him to lose his chevrons when about 
thirty of us were accused of throwing bombs in the courtyard. But you cannot hold 
a good man down, so the Second Class year found him a sergeant. About this 
time Gill's love for sport gave him the reputation of being a great hunter, and he 
acquired the nickneime of "Jumbo." Casting his lot with the electricians, "Jumbo" 
baffled the professors by proving himself to be the original re-exam passer. In the 
First Class year Gill became famous as a social lion. His picture gallery was 
enlarged several times. 

Gill's buoyant spirits will cause him to float above the tide of life like Ivory 
soap, and his good nature will win him friends wherever he goes. He has taken 
his troubles manfully and his good fortunes gracefully. We bid him good-bye with 
sorrow, but with admiration and esteem. 

"How about a 'Chisterfield' ?" 


Walter Clarence Ames, Jr., B.S. 


Born 1902. Matriculaled 1918. 

^'Wali" "/eiu," "Fuzzy'' 

Fourth Class: 

Episcopal Chu 

.-ate Co. "C"\ Tidewater Club. Third Class: 
Choir; Tidewater Club. Second Class: Pri^ 
Club; Marshal Final Ball. Pii-st Class: Private Co. "C 
Tidewater Club; A. I. E. E. ; Marshal Final German. 

"Art thou contented, Jew? What dost thou s 

Corporal Co. "C" ; 
ate Co. "C"; Tide- 
; Episcopal Church 

What, ho! Turn out the guard! Another true and loyal son has entered the 
walls of old V. M. I. Hailing from the land of sunshine and flowers. "Walt" 
quickly adapted himself to his new environment and speedily became one of the 
snappiest Rat section marchers in the Corps. Like all of us, "Jew" got into trouble 
m his Rat year. When he cast a weather-beaten egg against Captam Lafferty's 
head on Easter Sunda,y morning he was put in ihe guardhouse none too gently. 
In his Third Class year he secured those old two stripes at make-overs. And early 
this year he showed that he had a way with the women; ever since then he has 
struggled to keep the girls off when he goes to the hops. 

As a Second Classman he assumed a dignified air and became a member of 
the chirping group that attends the Episcopal Church each Sunday morning. This 
year much of his time was devoted to writing letters and hittmg the hay — never- 
theless, he did not fail to give those tender-hearted calic a thrill when hop time 
came around. After a summer at Camp Knox, "Fuzzy" became a full-fledged 
First Classman. Three years of the place were not enough for him — he had to 
haye a fourth; so during his First Class year we find him digging for that old dip. 

Walter Aims to become a great electrical engineer, and we believe that with 
his winning smiie and charming personality (and, mcidentall,y, his knowledge of 
electricity) he will make good. Walter, we wish you the best in the world, for 
we know you to be a true friend and a great classmate. 
"Sam, you old Cosmo Dick." 


Charles Elbert Anderson, B.S. 


Born 1898. Matriculated 1918. 

"Sand^," "And^" "Sand^ Level" 

Fourth Class: Private Co. "B" ; Southwest Virginia Club. Third Class: Cor- 
poral Co. "B"; Southwest Virginia Club. Second Class: Private Co. "A"; South- 
west Virginia Club; Company Baseball; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private 
Co "A"; Southwest Virginia Club; Rifle Team; Marshal Final Ge 

"Know, prudent, cautious 





"Sandy" comes from the tobacco section. In common with the rest of us, he 
had a busy time in his Rat year. His specialty was visits to old cadets. As this 
grew rather tame, he decided to try something new. On the rather insistent advice 
of his corporal, he wore a most original dike to parade: white belts on a 
khaki overcoat. 

At the beginning of his Third Class year he chose the cavalry as his branch of 
the R. O. T. C. He has shown up well in both riding and marksmanship. At 
hunting he has no equal; rabbits and birds are literally at his mercy. 

In his academic work he has done himself justice. Electrical Engineering is his 
chosen course. Whether or not he follows his profession, he will succeed, because 
he has an uncanny ability for making money. He can sell anything from a belt to 
an R. O. T. C. check. 

"Sandy" seems to have a friendly feeling for the fair sex, especially for the 
writer of certain "pink sheets" from the capital ci^y. 

He has a sterling character, is very amiable, and greets everybody with a smile. 
He is sure to make good. 

We all wish you luck, old man. 

William Wharton Archer, Jr., B.S. 


Born 1902. Matriculated 1918. 


••P.R.r "Pec-lVee," "Buzz" 

Fourth Class: Private Co. "D"; Richmond Club; Company Baseball. Third Class: 
Private Co. "D" ; Richmond Club. Second Class: Private Co. "E" ; Richmond 
Club; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. "E" ; Richmond Club; Assist- 
ant Advertising Manager "Bomb"; Marshal Final German. 

Behold the young Arabian! Resembling in feature some handsome desert chief, 
he finds it easy to play such a role with femininity, failing only in that his kind 
heart is touched when the tears rush forth. It was "P. R.'s" distinguished career 
among the Boy Scouts Corps of his home that decided him to enroll here. This 
grounding in military lore carried him easily through the turbulence of his Fourth 
Class year; the only woes during this period were numerous mvitations from some 
of the Third Classmen, and his perforce acceptance. Upon attaining the freedom 
of old cadetship, "Pee- Wee" quickly gained a reputation as the most promising 
guardhouse lawyer of his class. Due to his daily sessions with the Commandant, 
he was very soon able to interpret any of the regulations to his less venturesome 
friends. This care-free altitude continued for a year, and the first wrinkles were 
developed only with the first study of Electrical Engineering. "P. R." was de- 
termined to be a practical man, and so decided at the outset to dispense with the 
ridiculous theories of the text-books. Only with difficulty did his instructors brmg 
about a reconciliation. 

It was in working for the advertising department of the Bomb that "Buzz" 
showed his real faithfulness of service. He did an immense amount of work, for 
most of which he will not take credit. It is doubtful that the Institute has ever had 
a more generous son than "P. R." He is extravagant in his kindness, and is willing 
to undergo any inconvenience to help his friends. 

"Ha! Ha! Wit, let us laugh!" 


Lara Henry Baker. B.S. 


Born 190K Matriculated 1919. 

"Larrie" "BaJ^e" "Diz" 

Third Class: Private Co. "F" ; Louisiana Club. Second Class: 

Louisiana Club; Marshal Final Ball. First Clftss: Private C( 
Club; A. S. C. E. ; Marshal Final German. 

The question, "Is a college education necessary?" is graphically proved in the 
photo above. Note the marcel wave in the hair and the "come hither" look in the 
eyes, and then see if you have the heart to even ask this question again. Lara has 
been with us for only three years, but in that length of lime he has proved himself 
a man worthy of an,y man's friendship and good-will. He has, as the old saying 
goes, "as many good points as a porcupine has quills." His everlasting smile and 
high spirits have made many of us forget that we are no longer "hounds," and that 
our "biscuits have been cut." 

Lara believed, as a Rat, in doing what he was told to do. As a Second Class- 
man he was rather inclined towards the Bolshevik side of life. Aside from assisting 
in running an ordnance store room and making ten o'clock dates during the hops, 
he got along fine. He adhered to the Institute adage that to break the regulations 
is all right, but to gel caught is hell. 

"Larrie" says that he has seen a lot of women, but has never laid eyes on a 
"damsole" who could make him catch his breath. He almost caught it when he 
tried to play the role of Dapper Dan on the line between Shreveport, Georgia, and 
Chicago. Never mind, my lad — be careful ; and wherever yoti go and whatever you 
do, the greatest success and happiness is wished for you by your classmates in *22. 

"Oh, boy! Am I daddy?" 


Third Class: 

Marshal Fin 
Final German. 

Allan Wight Black. B.S. 


Born 1901. Matriculated 1919. 

"5a//\?," ''Air "Pais" 

Second Class: Private Co 

odly, poitb 

corpulent; of a cheerful look. 

Here is a lad of a varied career and many talents. Nobody knows what he is 
thinking about, or what he will do next. "Sally" entered the Institute in 1919. 
During his three years every cadet has found in him a true friend. As a Rat he 
seldom had to fin out, more on account of his iovialit,y than his good looks. 

As a Second Classman at the hops, you never saw so round a man on the floor 
with so long a smile. This same man wanted to run the block, but did not dare, 
because every sub would be sure to recognize his characteristic form. This same 
year "Al" started on the road to his dip as an "S. I." That, however, is not the 
way he spells it; and, in the course of years, who knows but that the cadets will 
be studying a long treatise on bridges by the distinguished gentleman whose pic- 
ture is above. 

In his First Class year he had to pull off his beauty sleep every morning after 
reveille, but never durmg the day could he be found in the he^y. He says he will 
never marry, but we all expect him to catch some cute millionairess. Just the same, 
"Sally," we are all for you and your success in everything you try. 

"What'cha got to read?" 


John Millington Blankenship, B.S. 


Born 1901. Matriculated 1918. 
"Sheep," "Blan\" 
Fourth Class: Private Co. "D"; Richmond Club; Company Baseball. Third Class: 
Corporal Co. "D"; Richmond Club; Company Baseball; Vestry Episcopal Church 
Club. Second Class: Sergeant Co. "B" ; Richmond Club; Company Baseball; 
Vestry Episcopal Church Club; Post Exchange Council; Marshal Final Ball. First 
Class: Private Co. "B" ; Richmond Club; Company Baseball; President Post Ex- 
chanse Council; Vestry Episcopal Church Club; "Cadet" Staff; Marshal Final 


"I have flattered 

lady ; 

vith my friend: smooth with mine 

have been politi< 

John Millington Blankenship — a name far too ponderous for a man his size, and 
far too dignified! So he is known to his friends (he has lots of them) and his 
enemies (of course he has these, too) by the name of "Sheep." He really looks a 
little bit like one, and he is as gentle as a Iamb when his temper is not aroused. 
Though his picture shows a seraphic countenance, "Sheep" is a miniature whirlwind 
in action. But for his size, he would undoubtedly be an athletic star. Among his 
enemies may be included the mail orderlies, for his correspondence is large beyond 
belief. The funny part about it is they are all sincere with him! He has con- 
tributed greatly to the success of the hops; first, by introducing to us an assort- 
ment of varied and perfect girls ; and, second, by showing us how to dance with 
them in the most graceful manner. To those of us who have known him in "cits," 
he is a regular "T. A. cowboy" and his future is assured. Whenever we meet him 
afterward, we will know that our ship is in a friendly harbor; for there is nothing 
he would not do to help a fellow sufferer. 

We will remember "Sheep" first as a Rat, on account of his peculiar and 
original mode of "finning out," then as a Third Classman, for his cheerfulness 
before the many trials of our darker days; and in these last two years, for the 
thousand and one little things he has done for each of us, whenever we needed help. 
To know him is to love him, and we all know him well. 

"I kNOw women. They can't trick me." 


•vm ammimiiisiima i 





Frederick Prieur Bonney, B.S. 


Born 1901. Malriculaled 1918. 


"Fred," 'Too/" 

Fourth Class: Private Co. "A"; Tidewater Club. Third Class: Corporal Co. 
"B"; SecretaiT-Treasurer Tidewater Club. Second Class: Quartermaster Ser- 
geant Co. "B" : Vice-President Tidewater Club: Advertising Manager "Bullet": 
Assistant Manager Track; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Lieutenant Co. "F"; 
President Tidewater Club; FLE; Marshal Final German. 

"Though modest. 

nbarrassed brow nature has 



The old saying, "Time will tell," is indeed a true one, for how many of us 
could see in the tall, good-looking rat who four short years ago adorned the rear 
rank of "A" Company, a future lieutenant! Fred came to us from Norfolk on a 
hot day early in September, and like the rest of his brother rats, fell in ranks with 
the meek and lowly. However, this did not last long, for at finals he assumed the 
dignity of a corporal. Wilh such a beginning "Toof" continued to rise in military 
circles until his chevrons finally reached his shoulder. But this is only one side of 
the cosmopolitan life of the "keydet." On entering the Second Class. Fred decided 
to cast his lot with the disciples of "Labby Jim" among the lest lubes and beakers, 
and needless to say, he proved a worthy follower of the alchemists of old. 

You have but to look at his picture to know that this man is a favorite with the 
ladies. It is not to be denied that his winning smile and gentlemanly manner are 
great assets, while his charming fwrsonality has won for him many admirers. 

During his four years at V. M. 1., Fred has been a man among men. Always 
courteous, kind and generous, he has endeared himself to all with whom he came 
into contact; of him it can be rightly said, "Behold! a gentleman." Wilh the de- 
parture of '22, V. M. I. will lose one of her most worthy sons. We have every 
reason to expect great things from him, as he has always proved big enough for any 
crisis. So, Fred, you go forth wilh the best wishes of your classmates and their 
confidence that you will make a glorious success of life. 
"Hi. there." 




William Henry Booth, Jr., A.B. 


Born 1903. Matriculated 1918. 


Fourth Class: Private Co. "P"; Louisiana Club; Football Squad; Basketball 
Squad; Company Baseball. Third Class; Corporal Co. "F" ; Louisiana Club; Rifle 
Team; Basketball Squad; Football Squad. Second Class: First Sergeant Co. 
•■C"; Dramatic Club; Vice-President Louisiana Club; Football Squad; "Wrestling 
Squad; Hop Committee; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Captain Co. "A"; 
Directing Manager Dramatic Club; Hop Committee; Varsity Football Squad; 
President Louisiana Club; "Wrestling Team; Mai-shal Final German. 




In the early morn of September 1, 1918, "Bill" came dragging his suit case 
across the parade ground, and was the first Rat of '22 to matriculate. He asked 
for a room and bath. Needless to say, he was enthusiastically welcomed fc\y the 
Third Class and was shown the sights of the Institute by his old-cadet friends for 
some lime. As a Third Classman he began wearing the gold, and has in his First 
Class year attained the highest military honor at V. M. I., the position of First 
Captain. This position symbolizes all that V. M. I. men hold close to their hearts. 

Not only in military affairs is "Bill" a worker. For two years he has been on 
the football squad; he has been a wrestler for two seasons; and as directing manager 
of the Dramatic Club he has made that club one of the most active organizations 
of the Institute. 

"Bill" has two weaknesses, his "hay" and his heart. The first is easily satisfied; 
but when the hops roll around he is quite a little troubled with the second, due to 
the presence of all the beautiful girls. "Bill" is a sincere and true friend who will 
rise to the top in his later life as he has here. 

"Sure 'nuft! "Well, I declare!" 

Joseph Matthew Booze, Jr., B.S. 


Born 1902. Matriculated 1918. 

''Boozie" "Joe^ 

Third Class: Private Co. "D"; Louisiana Club. Second Class: Private Co. "D"*; 
Louisiana Club; Literary Society; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. 
"D"; Louisiana Club; Literary Society; Marshal Final German. 


of reserve force.' 

We found him here when we arrived, all settled and unconcerned in the strangest 
position that had so far come into our lives. Arriving among the first, he was placed 
high up in our midst. From traversing this distance to Mother Earth, he learned 
the first maxim in military strategy, "the value of a minute." 

"Boozie," entermg as a Third Class Rat, was very much impressed with the 
importance of obtaining the fundametals of a course. At the end of the year he 
was advanced to the Second Class; but he saw that he would do himself an injus- 
tice if he proceeded farther without proper ground work. So he voluntarily joined 
his "Brother Rats" and repealed his Third Class year. 

In his Second Class year Joe took up the study of gases, liquids and 
Here, like all his fellow chemists, he became the worshiper of "Ole Rat." 

In his First Class year Joe came on the scene early as usual. Here we 
that he had learned the second maxim of military strategy, "Think before you act; 
tell no one what ,you are going to do; and then do it." We always know that he 
has planned what he intends to do, and has looked forward to the result. When 
he attains it, he will quietly tell us how it happened. i 

We expect Joe to succeed without having to think up alibis for good intentions 
gone wrong. So, as we bid him^ good-bye, we wish him well, sure that he will put 
the name of "Booze" in the Hall of Fame, where it belongs. 

"What's the argument about now?" 


Don Field Brown, B.S. 


Born 1900. Malrlculaled 1918. 

"Don," "Long Bo})," "Cosmo" 

Fourth Class: Private Co. "A"; V 
Corporal Co. "A" ; Varsity Track; 
Class: Sergeant Co. "A": Mouogr 
Marshal Final Ball. First Class: 
Club; Vice-President Yankee Club; 

"A young 

slim and fair; crisp-haired, well-knit, 

!k; Monogram Club. Third Class: 
Club; Yankee Club; C. T. Second 
im Club; Secretary-Treasurer Yankee Club; 
Private Co. "A"; Varsity Track; Monogram 
Aero Squadron; Marshal Final German. 

th firm limbs oft tried." 

Amid a burst of patriotic music and a roar of deafening cheers, "Long Boy 
bid a fond adieu to "Maw," "Paw," and the "Old Mule." He was leaving lolling, 
languid, little Hillsboro and the level plains of old Illinois for the rocky hills of 
old Virginia. The Virginia Military Institute would be the Alma Mater of 
General Brown. Alas, the armistice put an end to General Brown, the military 
man, and we now look forward to General Brown, a general of industry. 

"Cosmo" perched in Room 65 and spent an ordinary Rat year. Towards the 
end of the year, however, he managed to untwist his lower limbs, and high jump 
about ten feet two, and win his monogram. Early next year his military ability was 
recognized and he was made a corporal. He also became a C. T. and assisted in 
the imitation of the Argonne. Again he won his monogram in track. Finally, to 
finish out a splendid year, he was made a sergeant at finals. 

In his Second Class year he cast his lot with the chemists. At this time (but 
not because of chemistry) his knee went back on him and he was incapacitated for 
the track team. His knee gave him a three months' session of trouble. Becoming 
a noble First Classman, "Cosmo" joined the O. G.'s and is now proving that 
chevrons do not help you a bit with the ladies. The fact is that he is about worried 
to death by several who are trying to "dog" with him. 

We are looking forward to him in track this year, and a little farther forward 
to his achievements in later life. 

jiimiii iiill 

ff»wft»^c^^jgj;^y^j) yjt,Kwi""it( 

George FL\dforth Buch, B.S. 


Bom 1899. Matriculated 1917. 

"Buck," "Rad" 

Fourth Class: Private Co. "C. 
Second Class: Private Co. "B 
Cross Country Team; Traclj Te 

Third Class: Private Co. ' 
Traclc Team. First Class: 

i; Company Baseball. 

"He is a good fellow, and 'twill all be well." 

Seldom it is indeed that an insignificant new cadet attempts to frighten a hard 
Third Classman; yet that is what this dauntless person tried to do. When inter- 
rogated upon arrival by a gathering of elderly cadets, he replied calmly, "Boo, Sir. 
He decided that a membership in the Founders Club would be advantageous, so 
he departed from '21 and joined himself to "22. And a good man we have thereby 
obtained. "Buck" has been a prominent track man for three years, and the dis- 
tance he has traveled around the parade ground and elsewhere in his running togs 
would be equivalent to that from New York to San Francisco. He was rash enough 
upon becoming an upperclassman to venture into the jungles of electricity. Despite 
the hindrance of several dozen encyclopaedias and dictionaries necessitated by the 
course, he has extricated himself very well indeed, even with the "Monks" and 
"Pussies" on his trail. 

"Rad" is not prone to talk a great deal, but he converses enough to let us know 
that he has a lot of good hard sense, mixed in with an appreciative touch of humor. 
His likeable nature and quiet personality have gained for him the friendship of all 
who know him. He has kept remarkably quiet concerning the fair sex, but he may 
fool us yet. Certainly, whoever the one will be, she will get a good man. At 
least, she can count on the recommendation of *22. 

Ilil II llWUb. 11,11 fij 

Jere Bunting, Jr., A.B. 


Bora 1899. Matriculated 1918. 


"Jerr^," "Rabbit," "Vampy" 

Fourth Class: Private Co 
Monogram Club; Southwe 
slty Football, Basketball 
back; All-South Atlantii 

, "F"; Varsity Football and Basketball; Baseball Squad; 
St Virginia Club. Third Class: Corporal Co. "A"; Var- 
ancl Baseball; Monogram Club; All-South Atlantic Halt- 
Forward; Southwest Virginia Club; Episcopal Church 
Choir. Second Class: Sergeant Co. "A"; Varsity Football. Basketball and Base- 
ball; Monogram Club; AU-South Atlantic Halfback; All-Southern Forward; Vice- 
President Southwest Virginia Club; Episcopal Church Choir; Hop Committee; 
Leader Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. "A"; Varsity Football; Captain Var- 

sity Basketball; Capta 
Club; President Southw 
EpLscopal Church Choii 

Varsity Baseball; President Cotillion Club; Monogram 
t Virginia Club; Post Exchange Council; Athletic Council; 
V. M. I. Quartet; Leader Final German. 

ong ladle 
have a 

nost dreadful thing.' 

Here, gentle reader, we have a man of varied career and gifted with many 
talents. Whatever he does he does right and well. In the early fall of '18 the 
above "Jerry," famous all-round high school athlete, left his habitat at Salem to 
assume the duties of a "keydet. ' To gaze at his picture above we may guess some 
of his virtues, but it will take a wise old sage to enumerate all the good qualities of 
this real man. It is an adequate tribute to say that "Jerry" is one of the greatest men 
that ever wore the gray. As an athlete, "Rabbit" has no superior; this his record 
above will show. With all of his accomplishments he is indeed modest. In football, 
basketball and baseball he is of the highest caliber. "Jerry" ends his athletic career 
by leading both the basketball and baseball teams of V. M. I. 

"Jerry" is the man who made '22's final ball famous and the V. M. I. hops 
what they are today. He is a universal favorite in the social world with his out- 
standing personality and unfailing courtesy; and if there is a girl in Virginia who 
does not know him, we have yet to find her. However, we have a suspicion that 
there is one who holds first place. "Rabbit" does what he thinks right, regardless of 
the cost. Generous, earnest, and trustworthy, he is the best of companions and truest 
of friends. ■'Whose turn is it to rub my head tonight?" 

Archer Maynard Campbell, Jr., A.B. 


Born 1900. Matriculated 1918. 
Fourth Class: Private Co. "E"; Basketball Squad; Lynchburg Club; Company 
Baseball. Tliird Class: Corporal Co. "D" ; Varsity Basketball; Company Base- 
ball; Secretary-Treasurer Lynchburg" Club; Monogram Club; Pin Committee. 
Serond Class: First Sergeant Co. "B"; Varsity Basketball; Company Baseball; 
Secretary-Treasurer Lynchburg Club; Assistant Manager Football; Monogram 
Club; Assistant Leader Final Ball; Ring Committee; Hop Committee. First Class: 
Captain Co "B"; Varsity Basketball; Manager Football; President Lynchburg 
Club; President Baptist Church Club; Vice-President Cotillion Club; Assistant 
Leader Final German; Post Exchange Council; Monogram Club. 
"Though I am not splenetive and rash, yet I have in me something dangerous." 

Among the wild-eyed crew of young hopefuls who descended upon barracks in 
the fall of 1918, we encountered none other than the above handsome gentleman. 
And, yea, he hails from the hilly city where long ago they replaced sidewalks with 
steps. Maynard made his debut into the high society of the Third Class along with 
his fellow unfortunates. Yet, like the rest of us, he forgot it all at finals. He 
began wearing the gold lace in his Third-Class year and the habit never left him. 
A corporal, a first sergeant, a captain — what more could be said? 

His long suit in athletics is basketball— and, by the way, did you ever see any 
one from Lynchburg who could not play basketball? Maynard won his monogram 
in his Third-Class year. The year following, he made a place on the All-South 
Atlantic team. 

Maynard's personality is a combination which is rare indeed. In line of duty he 
is serious and faithful to the last. When the time to trifle comes around, one would 
think he had barely reached his 'teens. His faithfulness to duly and his jovial 
nature have won him a host of friends, and friends who are ready to stick by him 
to the last. With the ladies, Maynard is a regular "daddy. " It is rumored that — , 
but names and tales do not go together. With his admirable qualities and good 
judgment, Maynard can be sure of success, the kind of success that is worth while. 
"Say, old thing, has Allen inspected?" 

John Joseph Campodonico, B.S. 


Born 1901. Matriculated 1918. 

"Campo" "Jacques" 

Fourth Class: Private Co. "A"; Richmond Club. Third Class: Private Co. "A"; 
Richmond Club. Second Class: Private Co. "A"; John Marshall High School 
Club; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. "A"; Richmond Club; Marshal 
Final German. 

I belield thi: 

lighed and 

ithin myself, 'Surely man 

This native of Richmond took first stand in two things, namely, length of body 
and length of name. He came to Lexington fresh from John Marshall High School, 
where he had been a running sergeant. Due to this, no doubt, or maybe due to his 
name, he was frequently mistaken by the rats for a commissioned officer. When 
John Jacob was a Third Classman, one rat came around to his room asking for 
Captain Donico. But as luck would have it, visits at that time by rats to old 
cadets' rooms were taboo, and consequently for several long weeks the fair maids 
of Lexington missed "Campos" smile. But little matters like this last not for 
always. "Jacques" was very successful in his Richmond "affaires," it seemed, but 
he does not boast of his local conquests since a certain Halloween party. He is a 
chemist of no small caliber, although one casually was attributed to his leaving the 
hydrogen sulphide outlet open. No harm was done, fortunately. 

The last phrase of the old saying that "good comes in small packages," should 
be changed to read "in long packages." A better fellow is hard to find, and suc- 
cess will surely overtake him on the road to prosperity. And as the years roll by, 
when he is the head of the Department of Chemistry at V. M. I., we hope he may 
taste of the pleasures of exercising authority by acting superintendent when the 
Lord of the Manor on the Nile is absent from his castle. 

"Whadye get?" 

' n-iUtjmiija gjgBa— BaBB! 


WwBlnmMwiiiiiiMii 1 1 MUM 

Eugene Laslie Carroll, Jr., B.S. 


Born 1900. Matriculated 1918. 

"Cenie." "LiUle Oolcn" 

Fourth Class: Private Co. "F." 
Second Class: Private Co. "E" ; 
■•E"; V. 11. I. Brancli. A. I. E. E. 

Tliird Class: Private Co. "E" ; Dramatic Club. 
Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. 
FLE; Marshal Final German. 

"I am resolved to grow fat and look young at forty." 
Along with many other young men who had recently cut the apron strings, there 
drove up to the Institute one of comfortable figure and distinguished bearing who 
informed the authorities that he was willing to give the place a trial. Thus it 
happened that one E. L. Carroll, Jr., later known as "Genie," was assigned to a 
cot and table drawer and became an atom in the lowly tribe of rodents. In Laslie s 
four years at the Institute rathood, unrest, quiet thoughtfulness and dignity have 
followed each other in rapid succession. First undergoing the repression and endur- 
ing the hardships that all must suffer to wear the ring and earn the coveted diploma, 
there followed, in his case, the reaction and overflow of pent-up energy only too 
natural with the accession of new freedom. But a year of this, and his normal 
disposition returned, bringing at the same time the seriousness of the Second Class- 
man. Then hard work and constant application have been paramount in his suc- 
cessful effort to solve the deepest secrets of the elusive amperes and troublesome 
volts; and as a result comes the right to the awe-inspiring letters, "B.S." At last 
the difficulties and hard knocks are but the hazy remembrances of the past; all the 
pleasures and close friendships are refreshing, ever-present memories ; and with firm 
determination, strengthened purpose, and well-formed character a man leaves his 
beloved Alma Mater behind. 

Gene's cheerful disposition and ready smile have impressed themselves upon his 
classmates, and made for him a host of friends in the corps. All who can possibly 
get there will be present at his wedding. When? Ah, that is the secret. 
"G'wan, lemme 'lone." 


Robert Griffith Carter, B.S. 


Born 1901. Matriculated 1918. 

"Bob," "Cus," "Charier" 

Fourth Class: Private Co. "E." Third Class: Private Co. "E." Second Class: 

Private Co. "E" ; Valley o£ Virginia Club; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: 
Private Co. "E" ; President O. G.'s Association; Polo Association; Northern Vir- 
ginia Club; Literary Society; FLB; Marshal Final German. 




The city of Leesburg is said to be noted for three things — it was at one time 
the capital of the United States, it is in the blue-grass section of Virginia, and it is 
the official domicile of one R. G. Carter. How and why this handsome youth 
came to Lexington, we do not know, unless it was that he envied the brass buttons 
and cross belts at one of the inaugural parades in Washington, or, having held 
down a corporalship at Episcopal High School, he sought promotion at V. M. I. 
Suffice it to say "Gus" has stayed with us for four years, and has become one of 
the most famous barracks characters. TKe gold lace has never adorned his arms, 
but a far greater position than it can give in the military world has been his — 
president of the O. G.'s. 

"Gus" has Iwo outstanding characteristics: those elephant ears and those "may- 
belline" eyelashes ; so when you see that combination commg around the corner you 
know a good friend is near. His good fellowship, cleverness and sincerity make up 
a personality which will De missed at the Institute, but will make him a way in 
the world. 

Although an ardent student of Electrical Engineering, his recent business trans- 
actions, as a partner to a classmate, have led one to think that these two will hang 
out the three-ball sign this summer. 

"Don't tell me you didn't, 'cause I know you did." 


Edwin Montilla Clark, B.S. 

Born I 

•Ivate Co. "E 


10. Matriculated 1918. 

"El Mono," "Monlilla" 

Fourth Class: Private Co. "E"; Varsity Football Squad. Third Class: Corporal 
Co. "B"; Varsity Football Squad. Second Class: Sergeant Co. "B" ; Varsity 
Football Squad; Company Baseball; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Lieutenant 
Co. "C"; Varsity Football; Monogram Club; Piedmont Club; A. I. E. B.;' Marshal 
Final German. 

"Let him roar again! Let him roar again!" 

"E-e-e-e-kl" The cry of the ape rang out shrill and clear over the morning 
dew. One lone man screwed up courage to gaze out of the window just in time 
to see a figure scamper gracefully into the trees at limit gates, and swing agilely 
from limb to limb and from tree to tree until he reached the arch. So "Monk 
arrived at V. M. I. He was immediately given a monkey cap, a hand-organ, and 
a tin cup, and taught the manual of arms to the tune of "suck it up," "drag in 'at 
chin," and "get 'em back." His Rat year was spent in more or less seclusion. 
He showed his quivering nose only when it was absolutely necessary. The next 
year conditions were reversed; his favorite paslime was overseeing strenuous calis- 
thenics in his room after supper and after tattoo. He soon became known as "the 
world's greatest Rat exterminator." He deserved the title. 

During his Second Class year "Monk" did everything possible to do, from 
impersonating a "B. C." to participating in the anti-wet crusade that swept bar- 
racks. He won the much-coveted football monogram as a First Classman. It is 
whispered that he is still looking for someone to give his monogram sweater to. 

"Monk," you are a hell of a good scout, and we don't know of a truer or 
more dependable friend. You have always taken an active part in all the activities 
of the class and have stood up for '22. If you continue as you have started, Gen- 
eral Stonewall's words will once again ring true: "The Virginia Military Institute 
will be heard from today." 

"I'm about to bull out." 






V ' 



John Owen Colonna, B.S. 

Born 1901. Matriculated 1918. 

"Possum," " Willie,' "Cherub" 

Fourth Class: Private Co. "D" ; Washington Club. Third Class: Corporal Co. 
"D"; Washington Club. Second Class: Sergeant Co. "C; Washington Club; 
Post Exchange Council; "Bullet" Staff; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private 
Co. "C"; Vice-President O. G.'s Association; Post Exchange Council; "Bomb" 
Staff; President Washington Club; Aero Squadron; Marshal Final German. 




This little increment blew in on us from the metropolis of Washington. After 
a very short stay in barracks, "Possum" decided that his military position at the 
V. M. I. was very different from that of a lieutenant in the high school cadets. 
Still he stood his troubles well and soon became one of the most popular men in 
his class. "Willie's" ideal was reached when finals of his Rat year rolled around 
and he was made a corporal. The little corporal's military expectations were rudely 
shaken about the middle of his Third Class year, however. He was summoned 
before the commandant to answer the charge of "conniving in, aiding and abetting 
the firing of bombs." After a long session with that esteemed officer, who ventured 
to say that "Willie" did not know what the conduct of a cadet should be, the lad 
replied that his forebears had been cadets for three generations, and that he knew 
full well how to behave himself. Nevertheless, the little angel was reduced to ranks 
for some little while. 

"Possum " became one of "Old Rat's" disciples, so he spent a part of the time 
in the hay and the rest pla,ying cut-throat with "Dumbo" and "Coonie." During 
his First Class year he held the vice-presidency of the O. G.'s, and upheld his 
reputation of being the smallest man but the biggest buzzard in barracks. Here's 
to you, "Willie. " If you show the same determination in overcoming your difficul- 
ties after you leave here as you have shown in overcoming the arguments of your 
roonunates, you'll have no cause to worry. 

"Now when I was a patre in the Senate — " 

Tes!SH^ss»«!«ssa?p- - 


^^rfrtJOT^k-. . 

Marshall Hammond Connally, B.S. 


Born 1899. Matriculated 1917. 

"Bollle," "Ham" 

Fourth Class: P 

Florida Club. Second CI 
Lieutenant Co. "F"; "Bt 


",V; Florida Club. Third Class: Corporal Co. "A"; 
s: Sergeant Co. "F" ; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: 
lb" Staff; Marshal Final German. 
"So sweet a face, such angel grace!" 

Before Hammond entered the Institute, he attended the V. M. I. rookie camp. 
So he finally matriculated as a rat who already "knew the ropes." As a result, 
he was known as one of "A" Company's most running "newly" cadets. As a 
reward for his work, he became a high-ranking corporal at finals. He has managed 
to keep his sleeves well decorated with chevrons ever since this time. 

Returning as a Third-Class corporal, "Pink Cheeks" quickly learned the ways 
of the mean old cadet, much to the consternation of his present classmates, who 
were timid rats at that time. After two years of military life, this handsome lad 
decided he was ready for the business world. So instead of returning for the session 
of 1919-20, he spent the year in New York as a "barker" on a Chinatown bus. 

It did not take "Bottle" long to decide that V. M. I. was better than Chinatown. 
So in the fall of 1920 we found him back again, enrolled as an Electrical Engineer, 
a Cavalryman, and a member of the Class of 1922. Academic work proved easy 
for him, for by the end of the year he was listed as a "high brow." Horsemanship 
was not so easy. One of our dear lieutenants was once heard to advise him to 
"sit in the saddle for a change." But equitation, too, was conquered, and he became 
a troop officer. As for the Class of 1922, it received a worth-while member. 

As a First Classman, "Bottle" has distinguished himself as a cadet officer in 
both Infantry and Cavalry. After he earns his diploma, he expects once more to 
embark into the wide world. This time he will be an electrical engineer instead 
of a "barker." We hope — nay, we are sure — he will make good. 
"Now listen, big boy." 

Archer Dibrell Crenshaw, B.S. 


Born 1901. Matriculated 1918. 


"Cren," "Hawlishani," "Divril" 


Fourth Class: Pri\ 

ate Co, "C." Third Class: Corporal Co. 


Second Class: 

Sergeant Co. "D" 

Nortliern Virginia Club; Marshal Final 


First Class: 

Lieutenant Co. "C 

■; A. I. E. E.; FLE; Marshal Final Germa 

n; Pr 

esident North- 

ern Virginia Club. 

•■Of soul sincere. 
In action faithful, and in honor clear." 

Ignorant as we may be regarding the whereabouts of the metropolis of Mc- 
Gaheysville, we at least may conjecture that she is not entirely ill-favored in the 
person of A. D. Crenshaw, one of her staunch citizens, who has reposed in our 
midst for these four years. A quiet, unobtrusive, wholly unsuspecting individual, 
he was probably quite surprised with the warm reception he received during the 
first few weeks at the Institute. But he seemed to thrive even on the hardships 
of rat life — drill, hard third classmen, jack, and other delicacies — and has always 
been right on the job. He ascended unto the chevrons at Finals, 1919, and they 
have adhered to him pretty closely ever since; so we may infer that the military life 
has not come especially hard for him. For three years, also, he has been a mem- 
ber of the O. H. B. (Order of Highbrows). Prompted perhaps by the desire to 
start a lighting plant at his native heath, "Cren" became an electrical engineer; 
and it is rumored that *'P-foot" holds no terror for him with those little after-bugle 
problems. Until his First Class year, Dibrell displayed noticeably bachelor-like 
tendencies, but then — so changeth the tale. He seems, in fact, to well represent that 
old adage, "the longer they wait, the harder they fall." 

Practical, sensible if somewhat conservative, thoughtful but always cheerful and 
even-tempered, "Hawkshaw" is one of those dependable, open-hearted fellows 
whom all of us regard with the highest esteem. We are not worrying about his 
future, because whatever he tries to do, he does and does well. 
"Ig. when will you wake up?" 


Alan Prieur Curdts, B.S. 


Born 1900. Matriculated 1918. 

"Prieur," "Peter Lee" 

Fourth Class: Private Co. "D": Tidewater Club. Third Class: Corporal Co- "D;; 
Tidewater Club. Second Class: Sergeant Co. "D"; Assistant Editor Bullet 
Tidewater Club; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. ■■"" ■ A==,=f»n 
Editor "Bomb"; Assistant Editor 



comes, but 

Tidewater Club; 
isdom lingers." 

Some people are just naturally born with an inherent aptitude for the digestion 
of knowledge. Prieur is just such a one, and for two years has worn the coveted 
gold stars. There is very little he does not know something about, and he is ajways 
ready to give you the benefit of his knowledge. He is fond of variety. Truly 
with him variety is the spice of hops. He never "drags" the same "calic twice, 
but believes there is safety in numbers. 

Though Prieur is among the "clean sleeves" now, he has had some share of 
military honors. He rose from the ranks to a place in the file closers as a running 
sergeant. He is very fond of athletics, but has never taken any active part in this 
phase of school life. Rather have his interests leaned toward things of a literary 
nature, with service as assistant editor of Cadet and Bomb in a highly efficient 
manner. The editors of these publications count on him as a dependable helper. 

"Conscientious," "pleasant but serious-minded," "witty," and "even-tempered" 
are just a few of the adjectives which characterize this real man. His attributes 
are too well known to require further enumeration. Suffice it to say that he has 
the courage of his own convictions. 

"Get up! First call for briakfast." 


Thomas Bruce Douglas, B.S. 

Born 1900. Matriculated 1918. 
"Tom," "Doug" "Chief," "T," "Izzy" 
Fourth Class: Private Co. "A"; Second Lieutenant U. S. Infantry. Third Class: 
Corporai Co. "A"; Chairman Class Pin Committee; Yanltee Club. Second Class: 
First Sergeant Co. "A"; Chairman Class Ring Committee; Final Ball Committee; 
Marshal Final Ball; Yankee Club. First Class: Captain Co. "E" ; Y. M. C. A. 
Cabinet; F. L,. B. ; President Polo Association; Sergeant-at-Arms Literary So- 
ciety; Yankee Club; Hop Committee; Aero Squadron; Chief Rockbridge Baths 
Fire Department; Marshal Final German; Chairman Miniature Committee. 
'•The man commands like a full soldier." 

From second lieutenant, U. S. Army, to cadet private. Company "A," V. M. 1.; 
to first corporal ; back to private ; to first corporal again ; to first sergeant. This is 
the checkered military career of one T. Douglas during the years of 1919 and 
1920. As to his records in other lines of endeavor, suffice it to say that during 
these two years he survived the vicissitudes of Rathood and the tribulations of the 
"bombing season," and came out on the lop side with a proficient class average 
and zero demerits. 

"Tom s" Second and First Class years were spent in comparative peace and 
security, except for a brief and dangerous term at Rockbridge Baths, where he 
engaged in skirmishes with Calculus, Organic Chemistry, and the Haig Brothers. 
But he finally overcame these obstacles to his success, as he had overcome all others. 

Because of his enviable record at Camp Knox, where he left many friends, 
"Tom" was elected president of the Cadets' Temperance Union, or, as the title is 
more popularl,y known. Captain of "E" Company. We do not know whether it 
was at Camp Knox or at Summer School that he acquired his mercenary instincts 
and his inordinate love of polo. 

"Tom" has been for two years an ardent disciple of "Old Rat," and for four 

years a still more ardent disciple of the I. D. R. He is as loyal a friend as he is 

consistent a hater; he is a man who takes for his motto, and knows from his own 

experience the truth of the saying: "Church is never over till the choir sings." 

"You can't trick the Scotch and the Jews." 

■^^uamsam iKSBBmmegfimBBiSB^ 

Wallace Strawn Douglas, B.S. 


Born 1901. Matriculated 1918. 

"Wally," "Sliipp))," "Red," "Dar\ Horse" 

Tliird Cla«s: Corporal Co. 

Varsity Football Squad ; 
Lieutenant Co. "D" ; Varsity 
Yanliee Club. 

Fourth Class: Private Co. "A"; Scrub Football. 
Basketball Squad. Second Class: Sergeant Co, 
Yankee Club; Marshal Final Ball. First Class 
Football; Monogram Club; Marshal Final Germa 

"I have great comfort from this fellow." 

Being a native of Hicksville, Illinois, it was naturally supposed that "Wally" 
would enter the Stale University; but V. M. 1. was chosen instead. C'est la guerre. 
He progressed rapidly in a military way, and was promoted to the front rank even 
in his Rat year; thence to a high-ranking "corporality" ; to a sergeancy; and finally 
to a lieutenancy. An athlete of great prep school fame, he went out for both 
basketball and football, and proved himself capable in both sports. He won the 
old monogram as a First Classman. As a Third Classman he was as hard in ranks 
as he was on the hill in football uniform. Because of the announcement of the 
engagement of the former "Mrs. Douglas," "Wally" was left a confirmed woman- 
hater, and no longer bothered with trivial social affairs. 

In the mighty "skull-dragging" contests of the Fourth Sloop during the Second 
Class year he gained great notoriety and feared friendship along the whole stoop. 
Football was the first thing in which "Wally" could distinguish himself as a First 
Classman. He made all the trips, although, on account of a bad shoulder, he did 
not pla,y in all the games. As a defensive guard, V. M. I. has never had a harder 
fighting man. 

As one of Rat's disciples in chemistry he has been more than successful ; but 
chemistry was chosen only as a beginning for a great medical career. We all 
know that, with his character and personality, he is bound to prove to be an alumnus 
upon whom V, M. I. can count. 

"I certify I think I'm going to get busted." 

William Francis Drewry, Jr., B.S. 

Born 1901. Matricuialed 1918. 
"Hoirocli Charlie," "Bob-roire," "Cotton Head" "Bill" 
Fourth Class: Private Co. "E" ; Varsity Football; Scrub Basketball; Monogram 
Club; Hop Committee; Company Baseball. Third Class: Corporal Co. "E" ; Var- 
sity Football; Scrub Basketball; Secretary Monogram Club; Track Squad. Second 
Class: First Sergeant Co. "E" ; Varsity Football; Scrub Basketball; Varsity 
Track; Monogram Club; Business Manager "Bullet"; All-South Atlantic End; 
Vice-President A. 8. C. E.; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Captain Co. "C"; 
Varsity Football; Varsity Basketball Squad; Monogram Club; Business Manager 
"Bomb"; Varsity Track; Hop Committee; Marshal Final German. 
"Listen, sisters. I bid you beware 
Of giving your heart to a dog to tear." 

From the very depths of obscurity (Petersburg) there came forth a shining light 
who, wending his way •\o V. M. I., finally arrived at the O. D.'s house to be 
greeted by a growl, "Well, who're you?" 

Refusing to be squelchec^ by such ignorance, "Little Willie" (for it was no one 
else) tartly replied, "The only man better looking than Norma Talmadge." So 
"Hotrock Charlie" became an integral part of V. M. I. 

He can easily be distinguished from his brother Rats by his raven locks. The 
career of this beautiful apostle of good cheer has been a steady rise ever since the 
first. His golden hair did not prevent him from giving athletics an awful jolt. 
"Bob-wire" was there when it was necessary to turn the tide of victory in favor 
of his Alma Mater. He specializes in no one particular branch of athletics, but 
plays them all "according to Hoyle." 

Have we left out that "Wild Bill" is an engineer? Yea, verily, but during 
"Bill's" entire cadetship he engineered two unsuccessful projects, one as a Third 
Classman (this cost him two stripes), the other as a First Classman (this cost hira 
four). One of the famous landmarks at V. M. I. is the Bridge of the Nile built 
by "Bill" after his Roanoke trip. That was when "Bill" had become a good private. 

With another hurdle like he made against V. P. 1. in '20, we are sure he will 
hurdle all misfortunes and land in the midst of success. 

"Certify you think you are better looking than Norma Talmadge?" 

'l llllllll IIIJI 


John Francis Dunseth, B.S. 


Born 1900. Matriculated 1917. 

"Johnny," "Short))," "Jacli" 

"Open the old cigar box, get 

Second Class: 

From afar the glamor and glitter of a military life and the sound of a real 
military band appealed strongly to John. As a result of this calling, he left his 
home in the land of magnificent distances, rolling plains, and long-horned steers; 
and he was among the rest of us who entered these sacred portals in the fall of *17, 
little suspecting what he had before him. 

From the very start he made many friends. The old saying that "inches do 
not make the man and size has never been the true measure of ability" is certainly 
applicable in this instance. This small youth has stood near the head of his class 
ever since he has been here. It would be hard to find any one superior in sound 
judgment and strength of character. 

At one time John openly announced his opposition to the feminme sex and the 
hops appealed to him not at all. However, some one changed his mind before his 
last trip to the Institute, and for some unknown reason he is anxiously waiting until 
June will find him in Pans. 

John is a gentleman of the highest type, loved by many, admired by all. He 
has the character and will power that never know defeat. With his earnestness of 
purpose, we feel sure that, in the outer world, he will continue his capable work 
and will leave the world a better place to live in than it was when he entered it. 

"I used to court a bonnie, wee lass . . ." 


Welford Sommers Estes, B.S. 


Born 1900. Matriculated 1919. 

••jS.7/," "Useless," "Es" 

Third Class: Private Co. "E"; Valley of Virginia Club. Steond Class: Sergeant 
Co. "B"; Valley of Virginia Club; Marsha! Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. 
"E"; Vice-President Valley of Virginia Club; Marshal Final German. 

"In maiden meditation, fancy free." 

"Bill" began his journey with us in his Third Class year. Since then he has 
become a valuable asset to the Class of '22. During the latter part of his Second 
Class .year he vv'as awarded the gold stripes; but, alas. Lady Luck played him in 
the fog. Result: a "clean sleeve." When he was a sedate First Classman, although 
proclaiming no triumphs in the art of vamping the calic, "Bill" heis had a more or 
less varied reputation. Girls seem to be his one failing. Never has he been known 
to miss a hop. His casualty list of broken hearts sounds like the daily delin- 
quency sheet. 

"Useless" was with the gang at Knox in '21, and absorbed his share of the dust, 
heat, and so forth that were so plenteous. Ever since he was a Second Classman 
he has been an employe in the Perfume Factory m Maury-Brooke, 

A heart as big as all outdoors and a willingness to give everyone a helping hand 
are two characteristics of the admirable personality he possesses. A true friend, 
possessing the rare qualities of the real man, "Bill" has become endeared to his 
classmates and to V. M. I. 

"Hey, boy! What'cha doin'?" 

John Dawson Follett, B.S. 


Born 1899. Matriculated 1918. 

"Dozin," "John Dumbo," "Ferocious Fanny" 

Fourth Class: Private Co. "C"; Yankee Club. Third Class: Private Co. "C" 
Dramatic Club; Yankee Club. Second Class: Private Co. "D"; Sergeant Co. "C" 
Dramatic Club; Literary Society; Athletic Publicity Committee; Y'ankee Club 
Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. "D'-; Literary Society; Dramatic 
Club; "Cadet" Staff; "Bomb" Staff; Y'ankee Club; Marshal Final German. 


grass grow under thy fo 

This young man of many states blew into V. M. I. with a rush and has been 
going above the speed limit ever since. Always on the go, John comes close to 
that as yet undiscovered phenomenon — perpetual motion. If it is nol business, it is 
the Dramatic Club or the Literary Society or the CaJel or the Bomb. "Dozin," 
as he is referred to by his intimate friends, has distinguished himself in military 
lines as well as in other pursuits, since he was a snappy sergeant in "C Company 
during his Second Class year. He has led his classes for four years, and is able 
to make more maxes in one week than most of us make in several years. Bui, 
remember that he lives in "Beer-wine," and all will be forgiven. It isn't often 
that brains, a charming personality anc' a way with both sexes are bestowed upon 
a mortal; but it might be said that it isn't often that we run across such an individual 
as adorns this page. Nothing can stand before the smooth oratory of this person, 
acquired after two years in Chemistry; he can out-talk the average Liberal Artist — 
nuff said. In the years to come when we hear the awe-inspiring name of J. D. F. 
we can push out our chests and say, "Well, he was a brother rat of mine.' Never 
loo busy to help a fellow or to do just one more thing for any one, "Fanny " inspires 
in us a confidence that his efforts will be rewarded after he has said "au revoir" to 
us. Certainly we are pulling for him with wishes for bountiful success in his 
future career. 

"Shut up, Townsend." 





Alfred Ware Fontana, A.B. 


Born ,899. Matriculated 1918. 

"Duke," "Al," "Count" 

Fourth Class: Private Co. "I 
Yankee Club. Second Class: 

Team; Marshal Final Ball. 
Marshal Final German. 

"He was the mildest-mannered 

'•; Yankee Club. Third Class: Corporal Co. "B" ; 
Sergeant Co. "D" ; Yankee Club ; Company Rifle 
First Class: Lieutenant Co. "D" ; Yankee Club; 

lat ever cut a throat or scuttled a ship." 

A duke without a duchy, perhaps the gray hairs in his head may be ascribed 
to the rough treatment royalty received in the great war. He came from the wilds 
of "Noo Joisey" to carry off the hearts of all the fair ones at the hops, where he 
dances like old man Jazz himself. The fit of his uniform and the splendor of his 
patent leather hair (see above cut) are the despair of every near dog in barracks. 
He receives more mash letters than Wally Reid himself. Yet all this fame has 
not succeeded in turning his head — much — and he is a true and modest classmate 
and friend. During the four years of his cadetship he has been fair to rat and 
old cadet alike. Duke is al least one man in barracks of whom it can be said, "He 
never tooted his own horn." This modesty, coupled with his ability and natural 
running qualities, soon made him acquire the habit of wearing the gold; and today 
we see him with lieutenant's chevrons making new conquests of feminine hearts. 
Academically he is a hard-working disciple of "College Bill," prone to dream 
away his afternoons in horizontal exercises at the L. A. mental gymnasium. Unless 
he is forcibly married — for his good looks — to some rich widow, we have no fear 
for his future success. 

"That's the nuts." 

■:<aHHapa a a « w»flu«»ow»'»A 

NoRBORNE Pescud Gatling, Jr., A.B. 


Born 1901. Matriculated 1918. 

"Cat" "Norb," "Ig," "Peskv" 

Fourth Class: Private Co. "F": Company Baseball. Third Class: Private Co. "F"; 
Company Baseball. Second Claiss: Private Co. "B"; Editor-in-Chief "Bullet"; 
Second Vice-President Literary Society; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private 
Co. "B"; Editor-in-Chief "Bomb"; Literary Society; FLB; Marshal Final German. 


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Norbome Pescud, on arrival here, proclaimed countless times a day that he 
was from "N'Yark, N'Yark, sir," but he is a Virginian by birth. Of course he 
did not know that the greater part of the remarks addressed to him were mostly 
noise, so he nearly despaired of becoming the kind of cadet his old cadet advisors 
wanted him to be. But, nevertheless, he passed through the year successfully, as 
was shown by his class standing at Finals. His Third Class year was spent in 
hard work, so it can hardly be said that he was a typical Third Classman. In 
spite of his dislike for Math and Physics, he held the high class stand he had won 
the year before. At the beginning of the Second Class year, "Gat" was chosen 
to edit the Bullet that year and the Bomb the year following. A born Liberal 
Artist, he managed to fulfill his duties and still remain something of a highbrow. 

The picture of "Gat" which we will remember is that of him sitting at his big 
desk at hard work on the Bomb, studying, or demonstrating the value of touch type- 
writing on an ancient, beloved Underwood. When seen outside he usually gives 
the impression that he is somewhat in a hurry and is considering matters that require 
deep thought. 

We have an idea that he will take up law, and feel certain that he will show 
up in that just as he has shown up here — right at the top. We are positive we 
shall never have a truer and more thoughtful friend, or know a more level- 

headed man. 

"Got any tobacc 

T. C. 



Kenneth Hall Gayle, Jr., B.S. 


Born 1901. Matriculated 1918. 

"Annie," "P. I.." "Booi^," "Ken" 

Fourth Class: Private Co. "B" ; Tidewater Club. Third Class: Corporal Co. "B" ; 
Tidewater Club. Second Class: Sergeant Co. "B" ; Tidewater Club; Marshal Final 
Ball. First Class: Private Co. "B" ; Tidewater Club; A. S. C. E. ; Marshal Final 

"Come not within the measure of my wrath." 

Should a casual observer cast his glance upon the last squad of Company "B," 
he would be greeted by the dimpled, smooth, blushing countenance of that individual 
whose picture appears above. "Ah, this child has not gone through four years at 
V.M.I, and still preserved his unwrinkled brow and unfazzled visage," one might 
say. But indeed, Kenneth has passed by the four mileposts of cadet life from 
September, 1918, unto the present. In fact, he tells us that he was Rat No. 12 on 
that fateful morning of matriculation. With the advent of numerous old cadets, 
however, his premature feeling of loneliness was soon lost, and in common with 
other "brother rats," "Ken" bloomed into popularity. The next year "Annie" 
was known as a hard "corp," and the year following as an equally feared sergeant, 
but when he ascended unto a first classmancy, he once more became a mild-mannered, 
sober private, deriving consolation perhaps in a well-earned pair of stars. In spite 
of "Oley's ' time-consuming problems, "P. I." still claims that Civil Engineering is 
his true calling. Not infrequently we find "Booty" flivvering over to Staunton, 
and he is said on more than one occasion to have created quite a furor at several 
young ladies' schools over there. 

"Annie" is sometimes rather impulsive, outspoken, and apt to "kidding," but at 
the same time he has a big, loyal heart that rings true. And we are sure that the 
same determination which has characterized him at V. M. I. will bring him success 
out in life. 

"Betcha five dollars," 

[:jrjg'^^aga yf) . j- »^ * 

Sam Glazier, B.S. 


Born 1900. Matriculated 1918. 

"5am/* "Chinl^," "Stupid" 

Fourth Class: Private Co. "D"; Minstrel Clulj. Third Class: Private Co. "D" ; 
Tidewater Club. Second Class: Private Co. "D" ; Tidewater Club; Marshal Final 
Ball. YiTbt Class: Private Co. "D" ; Tidewater Club; Marshal Final German. 

"Young gentleman, your spirits are too bold for your years." 

On a certain morning in the fall of 1918, every occupant of barracks came to 
a halt through sheer astonishment. A marvelous (?) tenor voice was heard dis- 
turbing the peaceful solitude. Was it McCormack, Caruso, or even Bert Williams? 
No, it was an artist of far greater caliber — no one else but Sammy coming to join 
the ranks of the rats of '22. And even so he danced and sung his way into the 
hearts of his fellow cadets; and 'tis rumored that many a "keydet," inspired by 
Sammy, began singing to the multitudes of how great a hound he was. Sammy's 
height of ambition is to rival and perhaps equal his contemporaries, Ted Lewis 
and Bert Williams. There is no question that he will do so, for he is confident; 
and is it not said that confidence is half the battle? Sammy is as witty as Harry 
Lauder, at times, but it is rumored that he met his Waterloo when he wondered 
aloud as to whether Galax was a postoffice. Sammy is an outstanding star in his 
classes and many a laugh has he furnished his tired, jaded instructors. However, 
along with his histrionic ambitions lies that of an electrical engineer. What he 
does not know about internal-combustion machines, generators and motors is not 
worth knowing. 

"Chink" leaves his Alma Mater with the knowledge that we are all with him 
wherever he may roam; and we know that in his hands the glory, prestige, and 
spirit of old V. M. I. will forever be a guiding light to his posterity. 

"Now you see, It's this way." 

Richard Cobb Grant, A.B. 



1900. Matriculated 1918. 

"RolUcJiiing Richard" 

Fourth Class: Private Co. "F" ; Richmond Club. Third Class: Corporal Co. "F" ; 
Richmond Club; C. T. ; Vice-President Class; Company Baseball; Scrub Football- 
Class Pin Committee. Second Class: Sergeant Co. "A"; Dramatic Club 
Football; Summer School Baseball; Company Baseball 
Class Ring Committee; Marshal Final Ball, First Class: 
Dramatic Club; Class Vice-President; Scrub Football; 
King Committee; Post E-vchange Council; Polo Associat 
Marshal Final German. 

President ; 
utenant Co. "A"; 
Richmond Club; Class 
m; Lieutenant Cavalry; 

•■If I do 


ndship, I will perfc 

it to the last 


"Ladies, behold the modern Adonis," was the way this meek little Rat from 
Richmond was greeted in the arch upon his arrival at the Institute. In spite of his 
beauty, Dick managed to live through the year. When finals came, imagine his 
surprise when he was made second corporal. He came back next year determined 
to make a real record. He did, though not in the eyes of the Commandant; for 
he was the man higher up in the C. T.'s, and (/lep put gray hairs in the Com- 
mandant's head over night. But "Dick" soon settled down to everything but shidy- 
ing. When finals came he decided to spend the summer with "B. D." Many are 
the tales of his nightly deeds, until the "one" came to settle him down. 

As an upperclassman his chief amusement was in telling what a dog he is, and 
how little chance there is of having his biscuits cooked. History repeated herself, 
so "Dick" spent another summer acting as physical instructor at a girls' camp and 
studying in his spare time. As a result he is still with us. They are preparing an 
"Anii-Jackson-Hope Medal " for him. 

"Dick," ,you have been a man's man among us. May you conquer the steel 
industry as you have conquered every problem that has come before you here. 

' ^M.ffWJWBiJUBWHg * " ' 




George Turner Gray, Jr., A.B. 


Born 1899. Matriculated 1918. 

''Turner," "Sarah" "C. T." 

Tidewater Club. Third Class: Private Co. "E" ; 
Private Co. "E" ; Tidewater Club; Marshal Final 
'E"; Tidewater Club; FLE; Marshal Final German. 

Fourth Class: Private Co. "C 
Tidewater Club. Second Class 
Ball. First Class: Private Co. 

"I would rather have a fool to make me merry than experience to make me sad." 

Accompanied by a bunch of "brother rats," George Turner left the city by the 
sea in the fall of 1918 in search of education — academic, military and social. 
Consequently, he arrived at the Institute with a willingness to learn and listen to 
those who had preceded him a year. Little may be said of his rat year except 
that he endured the pleasures and hardships along with the rest of us, realizing that 
life was not all ease and comfort. As a Third Classman his military achievements 
were rewarded by the grade of corporal; but being of an unselfish nature, he 
realized that some of the others were running for the job. He could not deprive 
them of this honor, and consequently rejoined the ranks. At the beginning of his 
Second Class year, "Sarah" started upon a liberal arts career, where he has had 
his share of ups and downs like the rest of us, with a share of both "Maxes" 
and "Zips." Four years have witnessed this young man at every hop, "tripping 
the light fantastic" and causing many a fair heart to flutter beneath such dimples. 

Turner is a true and loyal companion, admired and loved by all. His light- 
heartedness in times of frivolity and conscientious effort in times of duty are sure 
to bring him success in whatever line of endeavor he may pursue. Taken all in all, 
he has been a credit to himself, his class and V. M. I. Certainly there will never 
be enrolled a more worthy alumnus. 



James Francis Greene. A.B. 


Born 1899. Matriculated 1917. 


*'Jimm^r "Greenie" 

Fourth Class: Private Co. "C" ; Washington Club. Third Class: Private Co. 
"C"; Washington Club; "1921 Bullet" Staff; Company Baseball. Second Class: 
Private Co. "C" ; Associate Editor "1921 Bomb"; Washington Club; Marshal Final 
Ball. First Class: Private Co. "C" ; Washington Club; F. L. E. Club; Cross- 
country Team; Marshal Final German. 


east of Suez 

the be 

like the worst.' 

James F. Greene of Washington, D. C, was placed on the Institute's roll in 
September, 1917, and the following two years as an underclassman were marked 
by the usual "enlightening" experience of Rathood and the more hazardous life of 
a Third Classman. 

After a year as a civil engineer he decided that the Liberal Arts course would 
better fit him for the fields of the world's conquest. As a result he is one of the 
most accomplished graduates that the Arts Department has ever produced. During 
his sojourn at the Institute, "Jimmy" has contributed greatly to the success of the 
school annuals and to various other activities of cadet life. However, it Wcis not 
until his First Class year that he developed new lines of activity and gave up the 
afternoon hay long enough to make the cross-counlry team. In addition to this, he 
became exceedingly interested in the more "deadly" sex and displayed unusual 
activity in attending the hops, having pictures framed, and writing letters. 

"Jimmy" expects to enter the army as soon after graduation as possible and give 
the military a try. We feel sure at this, or ar\y other line of endeavor, he will be 
successful. For he is possessed of those qualities that make it impossible to hold 
a man back. We have known him as a gentleman and a loyal friend, and it is 
with regret we say good-bye. 

"Just a few m.ore days." 

Josh Halbert Groce, A.B. 


Born 1901. Matriculated 1918. 

Fourth Class: Private Co. 
Third Class: Private Co. "C 
Second Class: Sergeant Co. 
Baseball; Marshal Final Ball; 

"C"; Minstrel Club; Cadet Orchestra; Texas Club. 

": Corporal Co. "C" ; Cadet Orchestra; Texas Club. 

"C" ; Private Co. "C" ; Cadet Orchestra ; Company 

Texas Club. First Class: Private Co. "C" ; Leader 

Cadet Orchestra; Company Baseball; Texas Club; Marshal Final German. 

"Music hath its charms." 

Act: Bad. Time: September, 1918. Scene: Main Arch. A flourish of 
trumpets. * * * Enter Groce. 

He at once became very popular with the old cadets because he spent the first 
Sunday afternoon playing "Home, Sweet Home." He was soon made the under- 
study of Tom Dulaney, eind it beceime his ambition to fill Tom's place. 

Upon returning m his Third Class year, "Billy" tried to soar from a third-stoop 
window; but, alas, Newton's laws were only loo true. Shortly after this, "Josh" 
became a member of the Cadet Orchestra, little thinking that he would some day 
be leader of that far-famed organization. 

Of course he had all the trials and tribulations of a Third Classman, but in 
February his military ability was recognized and he became a corporal. At finals 
he received a sergeantcy. 

But at mid-year make-overs (the Commandant's first chance to "get" him) 
Waxahachie's Pride beccune a private. So he has remained, and at the zenith of 
his First Class year was well on the road to become a third lieutenant and post- 
master. The only reason he never received this rank is the old reason: "There 
ain't no sech animal." 

"Josh's" best work has been the training of the Cadet Orchestra, belter known 
as "Groce's Trained Rats." 

He has sung and played and smiled his wa,y into the hearts of all of us. We 
wish him the same in after life. So endeth the doleful ditty of a long-suffering 
roommate. ..j.^.e done more work than anyone else." 


^'^Tg'rFnsnmw Bt aB Bay- 

Hamilton Haas, B.S. 


Born 1900. Matriculated 1918. 

"Hanh(p," "Mass," "Haze," "Handsome" 

Fourth Class: Private Co. "B" ; Valley of Virginia Club. Third Class: Private Co. 
"D" ; Secretary Valley of Virginia Club. Second Class: Private Co. "E" : Com- 
pany Rifle Team; Valley of Virginia Club; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: 
Private Co. "E" ; FLE; Northern Virginia Club; Marshal Final German. 

Our "Hanky" landed here in the fall of 1918; and it was a fall for him in 
more senses than one. It is considered the usual thing for hot temper and red hair 
to go hand in hand, but "Hass" is the exception to the rule and has always dis- 
played a salient good nature and a high sense of humor which one would hardly 
expect from a stolid "Valley Dutchman. ' On dreary evenings when barracks 
life becomes monotonous it is a favorite occupation for some of the favored few 
to gather in the room of the boy with the pretty "ha-arr ' and listen to the tales 
of life when he was young, and the deeds of "me an' Bud an' George an' Squeek" 
lose none of their vividness. For "Hanky" is an excellent raconteur, and what 
that quartet "am't done am't worth doin'." 

In the academic line he first became a chemical lawyer, that is, he endeavored 
to persuade the molecules to follow his laws and not nature's; and he attempted 
to argue "Rat" into believing the book was somewhat in error, but finding this 
method was not conducive to good grades, "Hank" changed his tactics, and decided 
to accept the words of the book and the explanations of "Labby Jim's" commander. 

At the hops suffice it to say that Hamilton's crowning glory has proved a 
magnet to womankind, and the absence of gold lace has never been noticed. 

Now that this Virginia gentleman has won a "B.S.," we expect him to 
become a famous lawyer and perhaps in time be spoken of as "His Excellency." 

"I be damned if I did." 


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AsHER Waterman Harman. B.S. 



1899. Matriculated 1917. 

"^5/1," "Happy" 
V Third Class: Private 

Fourth Class: Private Co. "B." Third Class: Private Co. "B"; Track Squad; 
Company Baseball. Second Sergeant Co. "A"; Richmond Club; Company 
Baseball; Marshal Final Ball. Fii-st Class: Private Co. ■'B"; Richmond Club; 
Company Baseball; Marshal Final German. 

"A proper man as one shall see on a summer's day." 

The story of this individual dates back to 1917, when he spent a long, cold 
year in and about barracks. The following year he came back in time to give his 
present classmates a cordial greeting when they appeared upon the scene of slaughter. 
And the year after that he became an upperclassman, a sergeant and a civil engi- 
neer. Then he decided that practical experience would be more valuable than 
theoretical knowledge, and so when '21 were grabbing their dips he was working 
a transit on the outskirts of his native city. 

But the call of the Institute was too much for him. And he came back this 
year to "finish out his term" with '22, enlisting again as a member of the tribus 
Oleas. He has been a hard and steady worker, but has alwa,ys managed to glean 
what joy there is in "keydet" life and to establish himself in the esteem of his 

"Happy's" favorite poses are two in number: In the first we catch a glimpse 
of him in his room, his spectacles adjusted, his pipe producing a dense smoke screen 
in the atmosphere. In the second pose we see him over in the gym — at hop time. 
The spectacles and pipe are not in sight, but his attention is engaged — and very fully 
indeed — with somelh'ing of far more importance. 

By his good-fellowship, congeniality and sincere nature Asher has won the love 
and friendship of '22. We don't believe we'll have to wait long before we hear 
of him in after life, for he is the sort of man to merit our trust and confidence. 

"How about some food?" 



Joseph Reid Anderson Hobson. Jr., B.S. 


Born 1901. Matriculated J918. 


•*Bi7," "Reid;' "Nosboh" 

Basketball Squad; Tenni; 
Final Ball. First Class: 

Staff; "Cadet" Staff; A. 
Marshal Final German. 

Squad; Company Rifle Team; ■■Bullet" Staff; Marshal 
Lieutenant Co. "B" ; Varsity Football Squad; "Bomb" 
. E. E. ; Comedy Club; Tennis Team; Polo Association; 

"Studj' makes learned 

ot always piou 

Don't let his looks scare you! We distinctly remember in the long-ago past 
the da,y that barracks stood at attention, the evening gun came to parade rest, and 
the Limit Gates opened wide for the advent of our J. R. A. H., Jr. But he has 
proved to be quite harmless in spite of his continual threat of: "Til bite; what is 
it?" Some things explain themselves, some thmgs are explained by others, but 
there are some things that can never be explained. Our Reid is in the last class. 
How he keeps at the head of his classes; plays football, beisketball and tennis; 
swims; writes articles for Bomb and Cadet, etc., is beyond us. 

This young Edison always has a method of his own for each little thing. In 
fact, he knows everything worth knowing and a little more besides. This has been 
proven by his ability to withstand the lure of the fair sex. We firmly believe that 
when First Captain Booth reports the battalion to the devil in hell, he will say: 
"Sir. Hobson absent." 

Although always high in his classes and the winner of the French medal, he 
never was too bus,y to help a friend or a dumb soul. We take this opportunity to 
thank Reid for being ever ready to coach a "dumbo" among us in anything. A 
real genius by nature and an electrician by "P-Foot," he will probably end up 
counting amperes in a rheostat. 

"I do not know; it may be so, but — " 

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Tazewell Taylor Hubard, B.S. 


Born 1902. Matriculated 1918. 


Fourth Class: Private Co. "D" ; Tidewater Club. Tlilrd Class: Private Co. "D" , 
Tidewater Club; Company Baseball. Second Class: Private Co. "D"; Tidewater 
Club; Company Baseball; Artillery Pistol Team; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: 
Private Co. "D"; Tidewater Club; Company Baseball; Captain Summer School 
Baseball; Manager Scrub Basketball; Marshal Final German. 

"Short but 

et; for inches do 

iiake the 

In 1918 this young Lochinvar backed out of the east on the "two-car dinky" 
and cast his lot with the rest of what was to be the grand old Class of '22. He is 
known for his cheery disposition and his willingness to do anything for anybody. 
"Taze" has forever pursued the cunning rabbit's foot without success; for whenever 
an egg fight or a bombing party came off, he was always one of the unfortunates 
who got caught and had to "pat the bricks" for his misdoings. Nor is this "win- 
some one" unlucky only in such things, for he followed "P-Foot" and his alternating 
and direct currents, and so has hard luck every day. 

In his Third Class year he sat up straight and bounced and fell off with the 
rest of us in Col. Dockery's Cavalry Class; so in his Second Class year he joined 
the artillery and w«nt with the other "wagon soldiers" to Camp Knox, where he 
became acquainted with springy caissons, dust, and Walter Camp's Dirty Dozen 

Never mind, old scout, may your lot In life be success with no more hard going 
after you carry off the "ole sheepskin." This is '22's wish for you. We are all 
proud that you graduated with us, and we wish you the best of luck in the future. 

"Say. 'Jerry,' how about something to eat?" 


Scott Shipp Huger, A.B. 


Born 1902. Matriculated 1918. 


Fourtli Class: Private Co. "B." Third Class: Corporal Co. 
Private Co. "F" ; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private C 
ron; F. L. E. ; K. P.; •■Cadet" Staff; Marshal Final German 

"And, for the liberal arts. 


After an adventurous career at the Episcopal High School, and later with the 
Lexington "Squeeduncks," Scott started out on his journey through the Institute. 
Despite the fact that he was a charter member of the "Local Boys' Association," 
and in his youth had frequently gazed upon parade from a baby carriage, he had 
his share of the difficulties of Rat days — "even as you and I." He survived the 
bombing season of the Third Class, after being assigned fifty demerits by the Lord 
of the Nile for a little escapade incident thereto. 

During his upperclass years Scott has been a Liberal Arts artist, a tea hound, 
a bridge player, and a man of the world. He vacationed for a while at Plattsburg 
in the summer of '21, and ventured dauntlessly into the wilds of Canada. The 
remainder of the summer was spent m various summer resorts, the last of which 
was one of the popular hotels of Richmond. 

Scott's ability to weave wild tales of his deeds, past, present and future, is well 
known in barracks; but occasionally he tells the truth. He assumes the air of a 
woman-hater, but has hit the floor hard several times. We cannot find a more 
generous, big-hearted, loyal person than this "S. S." And so it is not hard to 
account for his many friends. He has declared his intention to become the police 
department of Lexington upon graduation; but we suspect that he will spend a few 
years "subbing" and then drift over into financeering in South America. 

"Your tour-bits and four-bits better." 


Douglas Valentine Johnson, B.S. ° 


Born 1900. Matriculated 1918. 

■"Doug," "D. v.," "PinkeS" "Duck" 

Fourth Class: Private Co. "D" ; Tidewater Club; Baseball Squad. Third Class: 
Corporal Co. "C" ; Tidewater Club; Company Baseball. Second Class: Sergeant 
Co. "D" ; Tidewater Club; Company Baseball; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: 
Private Co. "D" ; Tidewater Club; A. S. C. B. ; Marshal Final 

The participation of Amenca in the World War decided for "Doug" that he 
would enter V. M. I.; so one bright day this rosy-cheeked lad appeared at the 
arch and suddenly assumed the Rat pose. His military bearing and fitness con- 
vinced the authorities that he should wear corporal's chevrons as a Third Classman, 
and sergeant's chevrons the following year. 

"D. V." is a startlingly fast worker with the girls and .possesses a line that 
would do credit to a Liberal Artist. In spite of this ability, he chose the more 
strenuous Civil course. Since that time he has been an ardent disciple of "Oley." 
We shudder to think of what he might have been had he combined the benefits of 
the Arts course with his natural ability. 

Being a defender of everything military, it is natural for him to want to make 
soldiering his profession. He carries with him the friendship of all who knew 
him, and he faces the world with a pleasing personality and an enviable disposition 
that will distinguish him from the many other "Johnsons" to be found on every 
hand. We feel that it is superfluous to wish you success, "D. V.," for it is impos- 
sible to think of you as anything but a success. 

"What's the odds? Twenty years from now it won't matter." 

John Odin Johnson, B.S. 


Born 1902. Matriculated 1918. 

"/. O.," "5ii»e(^e," "Odin' 

Fourth Class: Private Co. "E." Third Class: Private Co. "A"; Corporal Co. 
"C"; Tidewater Club. Second Class: Private Co. "F" ; Tidewater Club; Marshal 
Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. "F"; Tidewater Club; A. I. E. E. ; Aero 
Squadron; Marshal Final German. 

"And weighest thy words before thou givest them breath." 

This distinguished-looking gentleman from the city by the sea slipped in with 
the tide on a cold winter day, and immediately received a warm reception from the 
Third Class. Like the rest of us, "Swede" was well entertained by this same Third 
Class during his initial year at the Institute. 

As a Third Classman our hero had a corporalcy thrust upon him and was for 
some time a wearer of the "bat wings." 

Entering on his Second Class year, he chose to pursue the elusive electron under 
the "Wee Monk," and in this hne he has barely escaped being a wearer of the 
stars. All this does not mean, however, that "Swede" is not an ardent follower 
of Morpheus. Although he is continually criticising the Artists for being "hay 
hitters," we have never seen this young man neglect an opportunity to "snatch off 
a little hay" himself. 

The fair sex has made such an impression on our friend that he has not ceased 
to talk about them at any time, even in his sleep. Almost any night he can be seen 
composing an epistle to his "dearly beloved. * 

Always cheerful, ever ready to help another, and a Irue friend, we have all 
learned his worth. When we part next June we will wish him every success in 
life, feeling confident that he will prove equal to any task. 

"It ain't nothing different." 


William Archibald Kinnear, Jr., B.S. 


Born 1900. Matriculated 1918. 

"Koonie," "/Corn," "Archibald" 

Fourth Class: Private Co. "E." Third Class: Corporal Co. "E." 
Private Co. "E"; Service of Communication; Valley of Virginia 
Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. "E" ; FLE; Aero Squadron; 
ginia Club; Marshal Final German. 

In practically all the graduating classes of this institution there is at least one 
representative of the "local boys." After roaming about the sacred city of Lex- 
ington, having constant inlooks into both "mink" and "keydet " life, "Koonie" cast 
his lot with old '22, and on a balmy day in the fall of the year of our Lord nineteen 
hundred and eighteen, William Archibald Kinnear, Junior, came into our midst. 
He had no sooner embarked upon the rough waters of rathood than his abilities 
were recognized, and he was requested to sing. His cadetship ever since has been 
one grand song. 

"Kom" came back as a Third Classman, sporting corporal chevrons — and even 
got to be section marcher of the well-known Seventh. Tlie military god (being 
unjust) did not smile long upon Archibald, however, and he has become a royal 
member of the O. G.'s. His career as an upperclassman may be expressed in the 
words, bridge, tea, and drawing for that "interior straight." "Koonie" has two 
very marked characteristics — the stretching of the truth and the stretching capacity 
of his waist-line. His career is not as yet definitely outlined, but he says he has a 
job waiting for him in Mexico. Wherever the trails of fortune lead his feet, we 
know that he is bound to rise like foam on beer. 

In saying adieu we send with you, "Koonie," our hopes and best wishes; and 
may you down your troubles in future life as easily as you have downed your 
spirilus frumenti in the past. 

ry"-«"'T»rg3Bn i B a r: li ' ii nrn: 

Daniel Conrad Little, B.S. 


Born 1901. Matriculated 1918. 


"Connie," "C. B.," "Blubber" 

Fourth Class: Private Co. "B"; Football Squad. Third Class: Corporal Co. "B" ; 
Company Rifle Team. Second Class: Sergeant Co. "B" ; "Bullet" Staff: Marshal 
Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. "B" : "Bomb" Staff; Cadet Orchestra; Polo 
Association; Comedy Club; Aero Squadron; Marshal Final German. 

"With thoughtful face and majestic eye." 

On the first glance at this cherub's countenance one might say it was the fac- 
simile of the original Dan Cupid himself. But no! The D. C. stands for Daniel 
Conrad, and he doesn't need the bow and arrow to capture fair hearts — not with 
those curls! As a matter of fact, "Connie" is just as good as his face implies. He 
is always on the job, from tinkling a mandolin or giving the girls a treat at hop- 
time to putting down the "maxes " in "P-Foot's" Electrical Engineering, for what- 
ever he undertakes he accomplishes with no waste of time; in fact, he will run 
over a couple of lessons, read a few books, play a few tunes, and keep up his 
huge correspondence in a surprisingly short period. He is the type of man who 
is not afraid to express his opinion to anybody, and this frank, open nature accounts 
for his many friends. 

From the time of his rathood when we first knew him as that "chubby little 
brown-eyed boy from Norfolk" (one lady's description), he has steadily risen in 
the estimation of the corps. But now, when it is time for him to leave, we realize 
especially the extent of his personality. His inherent good nature and distinct indi- 
viduality make him a character whose company is a joy to every one. He passes 
on with a few faults (chief among which is an insatiable desire for food), but 
with many virtues — loyalty, sincerity, evenness of temper — which have endeared him 
to his friends and classmates. Twenty-two is not worrying about you, "Connie," 
because we know that you will give as good an account of yourself in the future 
as you have at V. M. I. 

"Got an extra dime? How 'bout getting me a bigun." 

Ray McCauley. A.B. 


Born 1901. Matriculated 1918. 


"Mac," "Ray" 

Fourth Class: Private Co. "A"; Texas Club. Third Class: Private Co. "A"; 

Texas Club. Second Class: Sergeant Co. "A"; Literary Society; Texas Club; 

Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. "A"; Literary Society; Texas 

Club; Marshal Final German. 

"The eternal feminine cloth draw us on." 

Ray is a typical representative of the Lone Star State. He boasts of many 
strange, wild things, and has reassured us many hmes of the validity of the pro- 
verbial saying, "Cow's horns grow mighty long in Texas." But in spite of his 
athletic (Mexican) tendencies, Ray holds tremendous sway over the hearts of the 
calic — at least we judge so from the number of his daily "pink sheets" and his 
love of the Guard Tree and of other secluded spots. 

Although "Mac" did not make his initial appearance attired in the "dike" of a 
cow-puncher, he received a good deal of popular attention. "What's your name, 
mister?" "McCauley, sir," was the reply. Then the fun began. 

But, aside from his early reception and his trifling mistake in slidmg into the 
Commandant's office, his Rat year was uneventful. 

The next year found him living up to the customary standard of a hard Third 
Classman. Since his ideas were incompatible with those of the numerous "subs," 
he spent many happy Saturday afternoons searching for the long-soughl-for 
gold brick. 

But in his Second Class year he changed his Bolshevik ideas and surprised the 
corps by donning the coveted chevrons. During this lime it was not unusual to see 
him staggering down to the pressing shop under the weight of numerous uniforms, 
gray shirts, and overcoats. 

In his final year Ray enjoyed a distinction never attained before by any cadet: 
the Cadet Orchestra adopted a song especially for his benefit. 

So this chronicle ends. We hope he will blaze his trail to success as he has 
blazed it into the hearts of his fellow cadets. 

nture to say — " 

Newton Farragut McCurdey, B.S. 


Born 1901. Matriculated 1918. 


"Mac," "Netut" "Admiral" "Peter" 

Fourth Class: Private C 

Tidewater Club; Gym T. 

Traclc Squad; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: 

Squad; Track Squad; Tidewater Club; A. S. C. 

Third Class: Private Co. "A" 
vate Co. "A"; Tidewater Club 
Private Co. "E" ; Cross Country 
3. ; Marshal Final German. 

"What makes the yo 

"If 'e's liquor -e' 
If I'm dyin' 'e" 
And 'e'll write 
Gawd send us i 


dead — 

We think Mr. Kipling must have 
vhen he dashed off the above lines. 

1 give me some, 

old my head ; 

:m 'ome when I'l 

trusty chum!" 

been trying to wiite an obituary of "Mac" 
For "Mac" is like that — steady, reliable, 
unselfish. Though hailing from Diamond Springs, we have had to resort to pledges 
to make him realize that a man is really supposed to drink water. We don't know 
what flows from (hose springs, but we hope the W. C. T. U. does not find ihem 
anyhow. "Newt" worried along through the first two years with the rest of us, and 
then decided on ihe anti-hay course, being firmly convinced that Solomon was the 
first civil engineer and "Oley " the second, and being obsessed with a great ambition 
to be the third. 

His military aspirations were nipped in the bud by his success in getting caught 
in all of our Third Class exploits, but he has won fame as a ranking man in Lieu- 
tenant Hogan's rough-riding outfit. He is an exercising fool, and though so far his 
track work has not won him a monogram, he has developed an uncanny ability to 
run until he's told to stop — one mile or six. He leaves the Inslitute with the best 
wishes of the entire corps; and if, in later years, we find ourselves in a tight pinch, 
we should only hope to have a man at our side like "Mac." 
"But she can't compare with mine." 



MUlJiliilitM iBBar- 

__-rf?fiffi9^K^ . 

Elliott Beach Macrae, A.B. 


Born 1900. Matriculated 1918. 

"Jimmie," "Mac," "Sunn\) Jim" 

Fourth Class: Pr 

ral Co. "D"; Ya 
ceant Co. "C"; 
Literary Society; 
Private Co. "D" 
Club: Literary Society; 

vate Co. "D"; Yanliee Club; Tennis Si 
ikee Club; Tennis Team; Monogr-am 
Y'ankee Club; Tennis Team; Monog 
Debating Team; "Bullet" Staff; Marshal Final Ball 
Yankee Club; FLE; "Bomb" Staff; Tennis Teai 

Polo Association: Marshal Final Ge 
erry heart doeth good like medicine." 

Third Class: Corpo- 

Seeond Class: Ser- 

lub: Vice-President 

First Class: 


The picture up in the corner of this page is really very misleading. As a matter 
of fact, we seldom see "Jimmie" so angelic and sober- faced. Usually he wears a 
broad grm (his feminine admirers call it a "sweet smile"). To do full justice to 
him, this short history would have to be extended many pages. Briefly, he is a 
gentleman-robber of feminine hearts, is tennis champion of Keene Valley, N. Y., 
which gets its name — he says — from the keen calic found there; is beauty editor 
of this book, and is withal a good fellow. 

"Jimmie" smokes, drinks, chews (gum), and "cusses"; all in moderation. His 
only real vice is his pernicious habit of getting drunk. He accomplishes this at 
hop time, not with alcohol, but with love, jazz and the intoxicating perfume of her 
hair. Nay, even the thought of the hops serves to set his head buzzing. Conse- 
quently his roommates have to tie him down before, during and after every hop. 

As a rat, "Jimmie" started to run, a habit which has earned him chevrons, the 
htle pf "chronic orderly," and finally the name of "the only F. C. P. who ever really 
ran." He is the only Liberal Artist we ever knew who really reads during library 
period. Perhaps that is because he aspires to be a publisher. 

He was always popular (especially when, as a rat, he wrote his name on a 
desk). The above-mentioned cheerful grin shines out as a bright spot in a dull 
world. So we wish him well in life. 

Lewin Harold Manning. A.B. 


Born 1903. Matriculated 1918. 

"Lenj," "Lo 


Fourth Class: Private Co. "B." Third Class: Private Co. "B" : Alabama Club. 
Second Class: Private Co. "B"; Alabama Club; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: 

Private Co. "B" ; Alabama Club; Marshal Final German. 

but know not what 

ay be." 

He came, he saw, but vv'hat conquering he did was not worth mentioning — at 
least not in his Rat year. Lewin arrived late on the scene of his youthful disaster, 
but rapidly made up for lost time — or, rather, it was made up for him. Not having 
had enough hell, he turned up for his Third Class year, giving it a characteristic 
touch by returning late on furlough. The turbulent life of this period failed to 
daunt him. 

Lewm rightly selected "Arts" as the best department in which to demonstrate 
his ability to argue and to sleep. Since he is well equipped with an entertaining 
line of talk, his success in this particular branch of learning was assured. His 
anecdotes are unparalleled in the history of fiction. 

His business ability is an outstanding characteristic. His various exploits in 
barracks indicate his genius in salesmanship. Truly he will miss his calling if he 
applies himself to any other than a business career. The ladies claim a share of 
his attention, and in due course of time — two years, Lewin says — he expects to 
settle down in domestic tranquillity. 

To be serious, though, this character sketch can be summed up in a few words: 
Lewin is all right. His generous, gooci nature has won him many friends. All his 
faults are little ones and all his virtues are big. Success is sure to accompany him 
in all he undertakes. He has our sincere wishes for a brilliant future. 

"That ain't nothing-. I remember once — " 

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Wilson Cary Marshall, B.S. 


Born 1902. Matriculated 1918. 

"Carl;," "Bud" 

Fourth. Class: Private Co. "C"; Scr 
ball. Third Class: Corporal Co. "C 
ond Class: Sergeant Co. "E"; Richn 
Marshal Final Ball. First Class: 

Baseball; "Bomb" Staff; Marshal Fl 

"Then did she lift 1 

lb Football; Richmc 

■; Richmond Club; 

LOnd Club; Company 

ivate Co. "E" ; I 

nd Club; Company Base- 
Company Baseball. Sec- 
Baseball; "Bullet" Staff; 
Ichmond Club; Company 

her hand to his 
pretty dimpling 

Attracted by the renovi'n of "one of the few, if not the only instihition in the 
United Slates," etc., Cary decided to cast his fortunes with the rest of us. So 
when the Chesapeake & Ohio's Virginia Creeper crawfished into Lexington with 
its rodent crew, way back in '18, he landed. 

At the end of his first year he was adorned with both chevrons and stars. He 
c?me through the dark and storn^y Third Class year unscathed, and was again 
decorated for mental brilliancy and military powers. Ignoring the course in 
"Someille" under Col. Morpheus, he entrusted himself into the care of Col. P. F. 
Anderson, who tells us why currents alternate and why gases explode. Like so 
many others, his military decorations faded in direct proportion to the crease in his 
trousers; and now his pressing bill is as small as that of anyone else. His grip 
on his stars has never slackened, however, and he is one of the few who can regard 
the getting of their dips only as a matter of time. He has batted a thousand in the 
Christmas furlough league, and twice he has assisted in giving the city of Richmond 
a coat of red during Christmas week. 

The stories told by him and his ally, Martin, have ever been a source of delight 
to eager listeners around the firesides of barracks. 

Go it, Cary. Here's to your luck when you leave us. May you always draw 
a royal straight in every hand you play in life. 

"Y'all better get up it 

to breakfast 

Robert Wrenn Powers Martin, B.S. 


Born 1901. Matriculated 1918. 

"Bob," "Click E^e:' "Troisk^" 

Fourth Class: Private Co. "E" ; Richmond Club; Football Squad; Company Base- 
ball. Third Class: Private Co. "E" ; Richmond Club; Company Baseball. Second 
Class: Private Co. "E" ; Richmond Club; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Pri- 
vate Co. "E" ; Richmond Club; Aero Squadron; Secretary A. I. E. E.; Marshal 
Final German. 


made thee to tempe 

Bob, an enthusiastic member of the "Irish Freedom Society," entered into the 
"Great Adventure" the first week in September. 1918, and immediately settled 
down to busmess. However, even during the stirring period of his newly cadet- 
ship, he found an abundance of time for play and even for lighter things, including 
the hops and those attending. "Click" always has been — and probably always will 
be — a great admirer of the fair sex. This admiration has been returned to such 
an extent that he has more than once been undecided as to exactly which way to 
turn. But at present all doubt seems to have vanished, and "Trotsky" will probably 
be perfectly happy until the next dance. 

Bob has been more than successful in all his academic work. So far as we 
can see, he has never had to exert himself to keep his place with the best. 

Added to his natural brilliancy is an adeptness for making and holding friends. 
This is in part due to his smooth and even temper, as well as to his winning per- 
sonality. With the combination of these qualities, it is easy to see thai he will 
make a success of anything to which he aspires. The Class of "22 wishes him 

"Hey, Pat, 5th rev.!" 



Peter Otey Miller, B.S. 


1901. Matriculated 1918. 
"Pete," "P. Ole^," "Military Miller" 

Fourth Class: Private Co. "B" ; Varsity Football; Monogram Club; Richmond 
Club; Baseball Squad. Tliird Class: Corporal Co. "B" ; Football Squad; Company 
Baseball; Pin Committee; Monogram Club; Richmond Club. Second Class: Ser- 
geant Co. "B"; Varsity Football; Monogram Club; Class Historian; "Bullet" Staff; 
Ring Committee; Vice-President Richmond Club; Assistant Manager Baseball ; 
Company Baseball; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. "B" ; Varsity 
Football; Monogram Club; Class Historian; Valedictorian; "Cadet" Staff; "Bomb" 
Staff; President Richmond Club; Manager Baseball; Company Baseball; Marshal 
Final German. 

not what I 

"Military Miller, the fighting man." This is all the introduction necessary, for 
he is known to all either by the above name or simply as "Fete" or "Otey." Who 
can fail to be acquainted with that rather corpulent person who always wears his 
cap on the side of his head and is always smiling? "Pete," however, does not trifle 
all the time, for if the occasion requires seriousness he is perfectly able to become 
serious; but most of the time he has that rare ability to hide all his troubles under 
such a smile that to all appearances he is the most carefree man in barracks. 

In athletics, "Pete" stands out well to the front. For four years he has been on 
the football squad, and for three of these he has held down the position of center. 
His ability to use his head and keep his wits about him have made him a man to 
be feared by all opponents on the gridiron. As Historian of the Class of '22 he 
has performed his duties well and faithfully; and the class recognized his ability 
by choosmg him Valedictorian — an honor which he justly deserves. 

With his keen wit, steady judgment, and wholesome personality, "Otey" is sure 
to succeed after he leaves the Institute as he has succeeded here, for he has all 
the qualities requisite for an outstanding career. Whether we meet him in the 
wilds of South America, in the jungles of Africa, or perchance in his own home 
city, we'll always be proud to claim him as a classmate. 
"Oh, I say — ." 

Joseph Porter Moore, B.S. 


Born 1901. Matriculated 1919. 

"/oe," ■•/. P.," "Dadd}) Joe" 

Third Class: Private Co. "B" ; Tide 
Tidewater Club; Marslial Final Bal 
Club; A. I. E. E. ; Marshal Final G. 

On a sunny day in September, 1919, this young man entered the portals of the 
Institute and began his career as a "keydet." He elected to join the ranks of the 
"meekest of the meek," the Third Class Rats. After doing his "daily juties ' for 
a long year, he departed for home with great rejoicing and high ambitions. 

As a Second and First Classman, Joe has followed in the trail of "Monk" 
and his galloping amperes. Though he has never aspired to military honors, he 
covered himself with glory at Plattsburg and Montreal. Indeed, he was for some 
time a mighty sergeant at the infantry camp when three of our "captings" were but 
privates. Judging from the number of pink sheets from the "only one," we would 
say that some fair one has a mighty hold on his heart. It has often been said that 
"You never can tell about those quiet ones." However, Joe does love to hold a 
certain hand (?). 

Joe is quiet, steady and very dependable. We are all looking forward to the 
day when we will hail the new electrical wizard of the age. So it is with the best 
wishes that we bid him Godspeed and the best of luck for a long and successful 
life in the future. 

"I hope to tell you." 

iiw Hiwui'ttiimmmm 


George Edwin Morrison, A.B. 


1900. Matriculated 

"Jorge" "PKefcsfer" 


Fourth Class: Private Co. "A"; Company Baseball; Valley of Virginia Club. Third 
Class: Private Co. "A"; Corporal Co. "C"; Company Baseball; Valley of Virginia 
Club. Second Class: Private Co. "A"; Valley of Virginia Club; Marshal Final 
Ball. First Class: Private Co. "A"; Northern Virginia Club; Literary Society; 
Comparer Rac^^haii; Marshal Final German. 

George is an iconoclast (for a definilion consult any standard dictionary). If 
you are an idol with feet of clay, beware the power of his fiery thrusts. He 
believes that all men are hypocrites, and he is in constant search for proof of his 
theories. To him everything in life is a sham except the Republican Party. Yet 
we have a shrewd suspicion that this cynicism is but a mask to hide his real char- 
acter. Once in a while we get a glimpse of the real George Morrison, who is a 
typical V. M. I. man, with all the love for his Alma Mater and her traditions thai 
this implies. He would share with a classmate his last cent, his Icisl cigarette, or 
what is better, his last drink. 

"Jarge" shares with Doc Henty the honor of being the oracle of all barracks 
rumors; but he differs from Doc in that his rumors usually come true. We expect 
him some day to succeed W. J. Burns as head of the U. S. Secret Service. Like 
most keydets, he loves the ladies. We have an idea that the main reason why he 
joined the Infantry unit was because he wanted to go to Plattsburg and "dog" 
with the far-famed French-Canadian belles across the border. 

If he does not choose a career as a detective, we will some day read about 
"Morrison, the great reformer who finally cut the rottenness out of politics." Heave 
ho, George! 

"Well, lemme tell you!" 

Nathan Henry Nelson, A.B. 


Born 1902. Matriculated 1918. 

"Nate," "Nelse" 

Fourth Class: Private Co. "B"; A. M. A. Club; Richmond Club. Third Class: 
Corporal Co. "D"; A. M. A. Club; Richmond Club. Second Class: Private Co. "B"; 
A. M. A. Club; Richmond Club; Literary Society; Company Baseball. First Class: 
Private Co. "B"; A. M. A. Club; Richmond Club; Literary Society; Company 

to Southern Se 


Although Nathan had already experienced a year of military training at 
A. M. A., this ambitious young man decided to undergo four more years of hard- 
ship at V. M. I. His previous military training stood him in good stead as a rat. 

At the beginning of his TTiird Class year, "Nate" was made a corporal, but 
due to hard luck and the obstreperous exertions of the "element," he held his 
office only one month. By running, he Vi^on back his vanished chevrons near the 
close of the year. After several unfruitful attempts to make a razor-backed horse 
listen to reason, "Nelse" decided that he was not destined to become one of those 
wild cavalrymen. The only alternative was to join the Infantry, so doughboy he is. 

Nathan is a Liberal Artist. Being faithful to his creed, he is often heard 
talking about "those dumb engineers." Really, if the facts were not before our 
eyes, he could probably persuade us that the artists work harder than the engineers. 
Because of his ample flow of language and his fluent arguing, we think he is 
destined to be a lawyer. 

Nathan is quite a "beau" at Southern Sem. It is not an uncommon occurrence 
for him to spend his F. C. P. hours in Buena Vista. 

As a baseballer, "Nate" shines with stellar glory among the company nines. 
With a few more fielders like him, "B" Company would cinch the championship. 

"Nate" is kind hearted, a true and loyal friend. A finer gentleman can not 
be found. In parting with him we all wish him the best of luck. May his road 
to happiness be all straight and smooth. 

■■That's all right, I'll get you!" 



Fourth Class: Piivate 
Second Class: Sergea 
Ball. First Class: P 

Marshal Final Germai 

Randolph Gordon Norman, A.B. 


Born 1900. Matriculated 1918. 

"Rudolph," "Chief," "Count" 

.■ate Co. "A." Third Class: Private Co. "A"; 
Co. "A"; Vice-President A. M. A. Clu 
ate Co. "A"; President A. M. A. CIul 

Corporal Co. "A." 
b; Marshal Final 
: Aero Squadron; 



state I 


ith to be 

If you should have a moment of leisure somerimes, and are walking along the 
first stoop, it might be well worth your while to drop by B-1, the Buzzard's 
Roost of the ground floor of new barracks. The above tall, dark-haired personage 
may be observed here in all his glory, a long briar pipe between his teeth, thick 
clouds of smoke circling upward before him, and perhaps the "Cosmo" spread out 
on the table by his side. "Rudolph" trod the silent path of cadetship for a year 
and a half before he became a corporal, but at this time he blossomed forth in full 
military splendor. After a year as a sergeant, however, he descended to the O. G."s 
and has been a faithful member of that noble society these long months. Next 
to B-l, his favorite haunt is in the luxurious armchair directly behind the statue 
in the library. Here he delights to spend a pleasant little two hours of meditation 
and deep thought. In the evenings a companionable game of bridge with "Possum," 
Coonie" and "Dumbo" is prominently included in his schedule. 

"Chief" is very difficult to interview, but we have gleaned perhaps a few 
details that may describe him sufficiently. He may be in love, but not dangerously, 
so far as we can tell. But he may fool us some day. Constantly smiling, yet 
with a certain seriousness of nature, "Count" has made a multitude of friends by 
his droll humor and never-failing pleasantry. For four years he has been a good 
pal and loyal classmate, and we only hope to see him in the days that come and 
to enjoy that contagious smile and irrepressible personality. 

William Vollert O'Brien, B.S. 


Born 1900. Matriculated 1918. 


"Pat" "Irish" 

Fourth Class: Private Co. "F" ; Yankee Club. Third Class: Corporal Co. "F" ; 
Yankee Club. Second Class: Supply Serjeant Co. "F" ; Scrub Football; Assistant 
Manager Football: Pistol Team; Vice-President Literary Society; Vice-President 
Yankee Club; "Bullet" StafT; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Quartermaster 
Lieutenant; A. I. E. E. ; Literary Society; President Yankee Club; Manager Ten- 
nis; Business Manager "Cadet"; Polo Committee; Commander Aero Squadron; 
"Bomb" Staff; Hop Committee; Athletic Council; Marshal Final German. 




The very first thing that Cadet O'Brien did upon his arrival was to annex the 
nickname that has stuck to him during his four years, "Pat." The next thing he 
did was to pay his respects to the old cadets, whereupon the latter returned the 
favor with no little vigor — not to say enthusiasm — for some ten solid months. At 
the end of this harrowing period our self-same "Pat" reappeared with the stars of 
distinction and the large chevrons that fall to the lot of the best Rats. But while 
the stars remained, the chevrons disappeared with those of the other members of 
the "notorious thirl,y-four. ' This, however, marked the beginning and the end of 
all "Pat's" hard luck. 

Until Easter of "Pat's" Second Class year he pursued the even tenor of the 
sergeant's existence. It was then, in the springtime, that the young man's fancy 
turned in channels other than military, and "Pat's " name became "P-a-a-a-t," sung 
to the accompaniment of daily "specials. " But even affaires d'amour did not 
swerve "Pat" from the line of duty. This last year he has managed, as Quarter- 
master, to extract from Doc Henty, Inc., more work than any other living man has 
ever been able to, and to sponsor the business end of The Cadel. 

"Pat" is a gentleman of the first water, a true "keydet" of even temper and 
lovable disposition, a loyal and dependable friend. We have loved him for what 
he is; we rejoice with him for the success we know he will attain. 

Daniel Alonzo Overbey, Jr., A.B. 


Born 1901. Matriculated 1917. 

"Dan" "Pos" 

Fourth Class: Private Co. "C" ; Danville Club, Tlilrd Class: Corporal Co. "C" ; 
Company Rifle Team; C. T. ; Danville Club. Second Class: Sergeant Co. "C"; 
Company Rifle Team; Scrub Football; Marshal Final Ball. I'irst Class: Private 
Co. "C"; Company Rifle Team; Scrub Football; President Piedmont Club; F. 
L. E. ; Photographic Editor "Bomb"; Marshal Final German. 

"And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth 

fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever 

he doeth shall prosper." 

Boom! Dan from Danville-on-the-Dan. 

To those who read these hnes with the purpose of knowmg this cadet, let it be 
said, first of all, that he is one that combines so much of the sunshine with his 
nature that to know him is to love him. "Dan's" career at the Institute began as 
the usual new cadet's does. The entertainment afforded the first year for a "Rat " 
was enjoyed with the real spirit. The result was that the next year found a "run- 
ning" corporal imbued with the Third Classman's idea of fun — to be heard but not 
to be seen. The vicissitudes of this class were so well endured that the finals of 
that year found him with a no-demerit record. Promotion to one of the first line 
sergeants came with his advent into the Second Class. At this time the star of a 
Bachelor of Arts diploma began to glimmer upon the horizon of "Dan's" academic 
life. As a First Classman this star had increased in magnitude until its reality was 
assured, and though it never assumed the brilliance and luster of a Mars at peri- 
helion, it is, however, now catalogued with the estabhshd stars in the firmament of 
the V. M. 1. graduates. 

"Dan's" unfaltering love for his Alma Mater and the appreciation of his duly 
toward himself and others commands the admiration of his many friends, who wish 
him the well-deserved happiness and success in the days to come. 
"Can we make it till June, 'Johnny'?" 



Henderson Leigh Pace, A.B. 


Born 1900. Matriculated 1918. 

"Leigh,'^ '^Minnie Haha" 

Fourth Class: Private Co. "C" ; Tidewater Club. Third Class: Private Co. "C"; 
Company Baseball; Tidewater Club. Second Class: Private Co. "D"; Company 
Baseball; Tidewater Club; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. "D" ; 
Company Baseball; F. L. E.; Tidewater Club; Marshal Final German. 

"God bless the man who first invented sleep." 

"Minnie" thought he liked the looks of V. M. I., and decided to tarry a while. 
After he had been here twenty-four hours he was not quite so crazy about it, but 
remembered how grand the "Incentive" thought he looked in uniform and smiled 
broadly. One dc^y he awoke to find that Finals was at hand. After the first 
excruciating agony of that eventful week, he was more than ever in love with the 
Institute. He even decided to spend six weeks at Rockbridge Alum so that he 
might be near Lexington and keep in touch with familiar faces. Leigh's Third 
Class year was uneventful until Christmas, when the "Incentive" came up to make 
life happy for him. Then the authorities finally decided that he was not only a 
gentleman but a soldier, and made him a corporal, despite his protests. He was 
never a real mean Third Clsissman, because he could never resist the temptation to 
trifle with the Rats. 

When he became a Second Clcissman, he decided to take Liberal Arts. After 
a little training he became quite expert in the production of masterpieces. During 
his last year Leigh not only became a man of the world, but also studied hard, 
"maxed *em up," and kept the second stoop new barracks supplied with cigarettes. 

He is the truest friend a man could have, and the name of Leigh Pace will 
bring pleasant thoughts to every man in the six classes who knew him at V. M. I. 
Leigh, we hope to see you sitting on the Supreme Court of the United States in 
due lime. 

""What do you say, 'Boozie'?" 

Benjamin Fitzhugh Parrott, B.S. 


Born 1901. Matriculated 1918. 

"Ben," "Ben/'j) Darling" 

Fourtn Class: Private Co. "B"; Wrestlii 
Scrub Football; Wrestling Squad; Seci 
Second Class: Sergeant Co. "E"; Varsit; 
ball; Secretary-Treasurer A. S. C. E. ; 
Ball. PSrst Class: Lieutenant Co. ■•B" 

ng; Mo 


g Squad. Third Class: Corporal Co. "E" ; 
stary-Treasurer Southwest Virginia Club. 

Wrestling; Monogram Club; Scrub Foot- 
louthwest Virginia Club; Marshal Final 

Varsity Football Squad; President A. S. 

"Beseech you. sir, be merry." 

Among the widely assailed "rabble" of new cadets that entered these grim 
walls in the fall of 1918, with the sole purpose of getting all that V.M.I, had to 
offer, was this one from the Magic City. No one can say that "Ben" has not 
carried out this purpose from beginning to end. Always jovial and ready to break 
the monotony of this life with some fun, he has won for himself an enviable num- 
ber of friends in the corps. Among the fair sex, also, his ever-ready smile and 
joking disposition have made many a heart beat faster at the hops. However, 
behind the tendency to trifle is found a seriousness of nature that is bound to 
win out. 

In his Second Class year "Ben" elected to follow the rough road of Civil 
Engineering, and has proved himself a faithful disciple of "R. B." His military 
career speaks for itself — a steady advancement from corporal to sergeant to lieu- 
tenant. He is the possessor of the coveted monogram in wrestling, and has proved 
a valuable asset to the football squad for several years. Such a personality as 
his is hard to describe, for it is not that of one man but of several, merged into one. 
In this combination he has retained those qualities which have made him what he 
is, the truest of friends and the most enjoyable of companions. "Ben," in bidding 
you good-bye the best wishes of old '22 go with you for all the success that the 
world can bring. ..^w, I swear I am not in love " 

fi f 


William Allen Patterson, B.S. 


Bom 1901. Matriculated 1918. 


'•Pair "Al" 

Fourth Class: Private Co. "E"; Company Baseball. Third Class: Corporal Co. 
"C"; Pin Committee; Company Baseball. Second Class: Sergeant Co. "B" ; Ring 
Committee; "Bullef' Staff; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. "B"; 
Athletic Editor "Cadet"; "Bomb" Staff; Secretary-Treasurer O. G.'s Association; 
A. I. E. B, ; Marshal Final German. 

"A handful of 


bushel of learning.' 

To most of us "Pal" hardly needs an introduction. Hailing from the land of 
fair women and fast horses, he decided to cast his lot with us at the outset of our 
rathood days, and has been a loyal member of the tribe ever since. He first 
sprang into fame on Christmas day of our rodent year and then again on that 
celebrated Easier Sunday mom when he planted an egg square on the face of 
our faithful old timepiece in the tower. For his sins he went a-louring on Satur- 
days thereafter. 

"Pat" came back as a bechevroned Tliird Classman, and everything ran smoothly 
until bomb shooting time arrived. Here, again, he became prominent, and as a 
member of the "Immortal 32" he could be seen patting the bricks almost any 
afternoon. Not satisfied with all this, "Al" cast aside the call of Morpheus at the 
beginning of his Second Class year, and became a disciple of "P-Foot." We 
happened to have overheard him many a time while in search of the elusive cur- 
rent, behttlmg his wisdom and berating himself for his folly. 

And now, in closing, we must say that "Pal's" popularity and success in future 
life can hardly overshadow that which he has attained in our midst during four 
long years. Not that we expect him to revolutionize the electrical world any time 
soon. His chief ambition at present seems to be to ascend to the position of 
Grand Master of the "Cake-Eaters," and judging from his conquests at the hops, 
it looks as if his wish will surely be gratified. But after that, just watch him. 
"Patterson goes through the arch for fifty yards and a stinker." 

Samuel Boone Peed, B.S. 


Born 1900. Matriculated 1918. 

"Sam," "Slampede," "Speed" 

Fourth Class: Private Co. "B" ; Gymnasium Team: Tidewate 
Class: Corporal Co. "D"; Tidewater Club. Second Class: Ser 
Tidewater Club; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. 
Club; Marshal Final German. 

man of mild disposition, of : 

nd cheerful hu 

On the front row and in the center we have "Stampede." This young man is 
well known to us all, since he has been with us through all the trials and tribula- 
tions of our four years of military life. He has been an "example" for the rest 
on more than one occasion; made "to be respected and obeyed accordingly *; 
"busted"; and made again; arrested on suspicion of bemg a Bolshevik during the 
terrible attack of '19-'20; and, with the rest, "respectfully refused to answer 

In an academic way Sam's only stumbling-block has been Organic, which "Old 
Rat" would include in his list of primers for the younger rodents to read, spot and 
masticate. But even such an ancient stumbling-block has not been able to trip him 
on his slow, steady march towards a sheepskin and the freedom of "cits" in the 
outside world. 

These four years, however, have been enough to make him friends for the rest 
of his life. And, indeed, he is a man well worth having for a friend, although he 
is affected by the moon at limes, and even thinks there is a Ia4y in it. Sam is 
going out to attach an M.D. to his name; and then he is going to be a real 
friend to all who need one. "Go to it, Sam. Attach all the initials and friends 
you can; but don't forget us who were with you in V. M. I. and *22.* 

"Who's got my — ?" 

ujmtiPL i .mm aa^- 

Nathaniel Willis Pendleton, B.S. 


Born 1898. Matriculated 1917. 

"Nale," "Polar" 

Fourth Class: Private Co. "A"; Company Rifle Team; S. V. A. Club; Southwest 
Virginia Club; Wrestling Team. Third Class: Corporal Co. "A"; Company Rifle 
Team; S. V. A. Club; Southwest Virginia Club; Track Squad. Second Class 
Color Sergeant; Co. "A" Rifle Team; S. V. A. Club; Southwest Virginia Club 
Track Team; Football Squad; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. "A" 
Company Rifle Team; S. V. A. Club; Southwest Virginia Club; Track Team 
■Wrestling Team; Football Squad; Marshal Final German. 



In September, 1917, we all thought that we were being honored by an Indian 
chief, but upon offermg him the pipe of peace we found that this brother Rat was 
"Nate," a typical Southwest Virginian, and that we were honored by more than 
an Indian chief — a real man. From the very first "Nate" proved himself to be a 
soldier. He left us at the beginning of his Third Class year, and when the war 
was over Lieutenant Pendleton, Coast Artillery Corps, U. S. A., came into the 
arch and reported for duty in "Old Nick's" command. During his stay at the 
V. M. I. "Nate" has done his part to keep the Red, White and Yellow at full 
mast. In track he has held his own with the best, and in wrestling there are some 
who would like to know who put the "ton" in Pendleton. 

"Polar" chose the engineering line for his profession, and although he had 
Goldberg beat, sometimes, in his descriptions, the instructor did not often have a 
chance to say that it was wrong. It is said that all men have their faults and 
"Nate's" would probably be termed "awful" by the fair sex. As hard as we have 
tried, we have not succeeded in making him gaze upon the "angels " of the world. 

"Nate's" place at the Institute will be hard to fill, and he leaves with the best 
wishes of all. We have confidence in him and we know he will be a success. 
"Nate," we wish you Godspeed en the road of life, and may you find the happiness 
that is in life for you, "Ain't vou ri^ht?" 


Meade White Pennybacker, B.S. 


Born 1901. Matriculated 1918. 

"Penni)," "Broadway" 

Fourth Class: ] 
Co. "B"; Valley of Vii 
ginia Club; Marshal F 
Club; A. I. E. E. ; FLE 

.-ate Co. "F"; Valley of Virgi 
Virginia Club. Se<-ond Class: 
al Ball. First Class: Pri 
Marshal Final German. 

Club. TliLrd Class 

Lvate Co. "E"; Vall< 
e Co. "E"; Northeri 

: Private 
y of Vir- 
1 Virginia 

"Penny" arrived in our midst with that same old smile, and has kept it ever 
since. He decided that he would try the life of a Third Class rat and stuck it 
out until Christmas, and might have beaten the rest of us to "cits" had not the 
flu ' intervened. This nearly gave him a chance at a golden harp instead of a 
gun. However, he was not worried by this mishap, and reported for duty early the 
next fall. Since then he has stuck with us through "hell and high water," and 
we've learned to love him as a real comrade and a true friend. He kept free from 
entanglements with the fair sex until he became a First Classman, when he "cut 
the guy ropes," for the greater love had "knocked him for a goal." 

This progressive son of Broadway (Va.) came within an ace of being a high- 
brow, but luckily missed it; he claims low-brow associates held him back. But 
he is by no means a dumbo. He knows his stuff, and only an innate sense of 
modesty keeps him from strutting it. 

Penny' has more good qualities than a dog has fleas, so why enumerate them? 
Although chevrons have never adorned his sleeves, he has been a success in those 
things that really count, and many a friend will mourn his loss when he grabs that 
"dip." All who know him love him. Nuff said. Selah! 

"How 'bout the rest of you bums getting some ciKarettes!" 

' jiimHijaia B ii( jLi na!iBi! .' wtJjJ i' ' f- 

Whitney Montague Perkinson. A.B. 


Born 1900. Matriculated 1918. 

*'Perk" "Peter PerJ^," "Archibald^ "JVhir 

Fourth Class: Private Co. "D" ; Company Basebi 
"D"; Baseball Squad. Second Class: Private Co 
gram Club; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Pr 
Baseball; Monogram Club; Marshal Final German. 

Third Class: Corporal Co. 

t" ; Varsity Baseball; Mono- 
3 Co. "D"; Captain Varsity 

"Peter Perk" came from the city of the "Goobers." This quiet and deserving 
lad quickly won the esteem of his class and was looked up to by his classmates 
whenever any serious question arose. His quietness, fairness and sincerity give him 
a most pleasing and enchanting personality. He does not profess to be a ladies' 
man, yet he has created many a furore at the hops. On one occasion it was said 
that he would not dance with any girl unless she weighed over two hundred pounds. 

In the Third Class year "Perk" spent most of his lime studying chemistry and 
calculus. As a result of these two subjects he decided to join "Cheippie's Hay 
Detail" for the remainder of his sojourn at V. M. I. In his unassuming way he 
has well upheld the dignity of the artists in every respect. 

By dint of hard work and perseverance, "Perk" won the coveted monogram 
in baseball, and he has been a pla,yer of no small note ever since. "Perk's" triumph 
came when, after much diligent toil, he managed to secure the longed-for diploma. 
Our heartiest wishes for your success, "Perk"; we feel confident that you will 
reap the greatest harvests out of life. 

"What! No mail? 


no better than Burle 

William Hudson Philp, A.B. 


Born 1899. Matriculated 1918. 

"J3i7/;- "Red- 
Fourth Class: Private Co. "C"; Texas Club; Football Squad. Third Class: Cor- 
poral Co. "C" : C. T. Second Class: Sergeant Co. "C" ; Vice-President Texas 
Club; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Lieutenant Co. "D"; Chairman Polo 
Association ; Captain Cavalry Troop ; Literary Society ; Aero Squadron ; President 
Texas Club; Marshal Final German. 


lookest liki 

that kno 


When a love for horses is combined with a love for the army the result is a 
cavalryman. That is what has happened to "Bill." During the Third Class year, 
when the government sent mounts to V. M. I., he was supremely happy. On 
Saturday and Sunday afternoons, while other "keydets" were in the "hs^y," "Red" 
would be riding over the mountains of Rockbridge County. When it was necessary 
to decide which R, O. T. C. unit to enter, there was no indecision for him — he 
was for the cavalry from start to finish. His appointment as Troop Commander 
during his First Class year is ample proof of his success. 

"Bill" has held an office in the battalion ever since his Third Class year, 
although twice he W2is listed among the "busted men." He could not help that; 
for when his red hair and Irish spirit both began working, something just had to 
"bust." "Red" liked to hear the bombs, and anything that promised action or 
excitement appealed to him. Polo attracted him during his stay at ccimp, and he 
returned to V. M. I. full of enthusiasm for the sport. From the time it was pro- 
posed here he worked ardently for Its advancement. 

There are often doubts as to how his name is spelled, but never an,y doubt that 
he is from Texas. WTien "Bill" goes into the army next fall his Texas smile and 
energy will win for him the admiration and respect of his fellow men. 

"What's the dope?" 

Jack Berry Porterfield, B.S. 


Born 1900. Matriculated 1918. 


Fourth Class: Private Co. "C" ; Episcopal Church Choir; Alabama Club; Base- 
ball Squad. Third Class: Private Co. "C" ; Episcopal Church Choir; C. T. ; Ala- 
bama Club; Baseball Squad. Second Class: Private Co. "C" ; Episcopal Church 
Choir; Vice-President Alabama Club; Baseball Squad; Marshal Final Ball. First 
Class: Private Co. "C" ; Episcopal Church Choir; Quartet; Alabama Club; Base- 
ball Squad; Marshal Final German. 

" 'Tis the soldiers' life to have their balmy slumber waked with strife." 

A new planet appeared in the City of Lexington in the year of our Lord nine- 
teen hundred and eighteen. This sparkling star of wonder slowly advanced into 
our midst and then dropped like a meteor into barracks. "Jack" soon took a back 
seat, and from then on it was decided that he should be a novice.. His distinguish- 
ing characteristics of civilian life were retained, as well could be expected; for. 
aside from the tilt of his hat, his i>eculiarities survived wonderfully. "Novice 
Jack," disguised as a choir boy, along with Dan Cupid's other followers, decided 
to fight the battle of love. And, incidentally, he conquered all rivals. 

His name and that which goes with it are enough to signify his caliber as a 
Third Classman. During these days he always had a wild desire to free himself 
from the iron bands of discipline. Consequently, with this point in view, he would 
stray away at the most unexpected moments. 

The hurly-burly of his Third Class year was soon left far behind, and "Jack" 
filled the place left vacant by the departure of some sedate upperclassman. It is 
in this chair of success that he has proved himself a brother to yoif and me. He 
is leaving us to depart from our everyday life, in which he has been a joy. So, 
with those sterling qualities, a noble character and a good will, he will make good. 

Thomas Claiborne Rainey, B.S. 


Born 1901. Matriculated 1918. 

"Taysie" "Barrisler" "Orvl." "Stagnant" 

Fourth Class: Private Co. "A." Tliird Class: Private Co "A" ; Corporal Co •■D." 
Second Class: Sergeant Co. "F"; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. 
"F"; A. I. E, E.; FLE; Marshal Final German. 

"A woman is only a woman, but a cigar is a good smoke." 

Behold, gentle reader, the impassive countenance registered above. It rolled 
in from the middle west early in the fall of 1918, laid away those "cits" and dawned 
forth in the gray for a ten months' session as a rat. Suffice it to say that those 
days finally passed, and the thrill and joys of being an old cadet came to this 
youthful soul. As an old cadet he was ever quiet and subdued, preserving an 
appearance of unruffled dignity to all. Appointed a provisional corporal during 
the "dark ages," he came forth when the storm was over as a real "corp," and he 
was among those present when the sergeants were read out at Finals. All during 
his Second Class year, he "seen his duty and done it noble." But, alas! Another 
Finals, and the climax of res militaris loometh into sight — and gone were the 
chevrons. Our noble "barrister" was to be an O. G. 

To say the least, he has done right by the mess hall. What encouragement 
would the menu have had without his hearty support thrice dally? He has no 
favorites there, downing one and all Comhinatiae Ashburnae alike. The off-hours 
are spent in the P. E. at a similar occupation. Throughout his period of cadetship 
"Owl" has ever exhibited that exclusiveness (denoted by that usual cigar) which 
points to the deep thinker and the fertile brain. His abundant wit (contained 
within and emitted on special-extra occasions), cheerful disposition, and good 
nature have made for him many friends at the Institute. These will always 
remember him as a loyal classmate, unexcelled in fidelity, to be depended upon in 
all circumstances. 

'■You tickle my simple soul." 

■ JMIILItjijJiM!. i |Bltt.l iil iJUUt W * i i«i< a, 'iaa 

Medford Grove Ramey, A.B. 


Bom 1901. Matriculated 1918. 
"M. C," "Machine Can," "Rosy" 
Fourth Class: Private Co. "A"; Track Squad: Basketball Squad. Third Class: 
Corporal Co. "A"; Track Squad; Basketball Squad; Valley of Virginia Club; 
Dramatic Club; Company Rifle Team. Seeond Class: Sergeant Co. "F": Track 
Team; Scrub Basketball; Vice-President Shenandoah Valley Club; Vice-President 
Dramatic Club; Athletic Publicity Committee; "Bullet" Staff; Marshal Pinal Ball. 
First Class: Lieutenant Co. "B" ; Scrub Football; Track Team; Basketball Squad; 
Northern Virginia Club; First President Literary Society; "Bomb" Staff; Com- 
pany Baseball: Polo Association: FLE ; Marshal Final German. 

"Most generous and free from all contriving." 

Kind reader, picture in your mind gentle "Machine Gun," he represented above, 
sitting placidly in his study in G-2, surrounded by his veritable galaxy of pictures; 
for truly "M. G." is a lion among ladies. Coming from Strasburg High School, 
"Rosy" thought he would step out in the military world, so very rapidly he ac- 
climated himself to this new environment. Perhaps he was somewhat abashed by 
the ordeal of the rat year, but he kept on with grim determination and went steadily 
up the ladder until he became a lieutenant at Finals, 1921. 

Not only in military and academic work has he achieved success, but also in 
athletics, and in the social world. For three years he has been a hard-working 
man on the basketball floor ; and for four years he has been a member of the track 
team. Among the "literati" he has also been prominent, showing much interest 
and ability in the activities of the Dramatic Club, Literary Society, and the Bomb. 

But not among the "calic" alone has "Rosy" been a favorite. He seems to 
win the hearts of all who know him, for his habitual smile, unselfish disposition and 
congenial temperament endear him to all. "M. G." Is one of the most earnest, 
hard-working men in barracks. Always willing to offer his help and ready to do 
a good turn, he is one of the truest of friends and the best of companions. He 
has few faults. Loyal and generous to an extreme, he cannot avoid meeting 
success. We predict a great future for him in the world of men. 
"Dad burn it, shut up!" 

Scott Reynolds, B.S. 


Born 1903. Matriculated 1919. 

"Silent," "Sonorous," "Ra)^-noUs' 

Tliird Class: 



Co. "A"; Georgia Club. Second 

Class: Private Co. "A" 

Sergeant Co. 


; Vic 

e-President Georgia Club; Marsha 

Final Ball. First Class 

Private Co. 


, Pre 

sidcnt Georgia Club; A. S. C. E. 

. Marshal Final German 

"Of a free and open nature." 

"Twenty-two" had already started on its journey when this tall, handsome young 
Georgian, with a smiling countenance and a contagious drawl, fell in line as a Third 
Class Rat. In spite of all the "sheenies" and disorders that could be arranged for 
him to participate in, he weathered the slorm m fine shape and became a true and 
loyal member of the tribe. His "running" ability was evident even in his Rathood 
days, and in the spring of '21 he obtained his just reward in the shape of a ser- 
geantcy. At finals he rejoined the clean sleeves; but this has caused him no worry, 
for he seems to have led a happy, contented life with the rest of the B. A. P.'s. 

To say that Scott took civil engineering would indicate that he is a highbrow. 
Yet think not that he allowed even the endurance-test problems that Col. J. A. 
Anderson sprung upon him to cause him much worry or loss of sleep. "Far better," 
said he, "to emulate those other famous Georgians and mix in play a-plenty." So 
Scott has been in evidence whenever the occasion demanded at our hops, and 
appears to be very successful in attracting the attention of the ladies over there. 

Good-natured, warm-hearted, alwa,ys cheerful, he has seemed to possess a knack 
of making friends. Certainly this has been the case in barracks — and at several 
young ladies' schools not far off. He plans a civil engineering career for the future. 
We predict that he will be successful, for he has always displayed here signs of 
confidence and unfailing will power to finish what he begins. 

"I am good — just ask me." 

I ililiW 111 

RuxTON Moore Ridgely, Jr., A.B. 



1900. Matriculated 1918. 

Fourth Class: Private Co. 
Third Class: Corporal Co. 

Episcopal Church Vestry: Company Baseball. 

Episcopal Church Vestry; Company Baseball. 

Second Class: Battalion Sergeant-Major; Episcopal Church Vestry; Football 

Squad; Marshal Pinal Ball. First Class: Battalion Adjutant; Varsity Football; 
Monogram Club; Episcopal Church Vestry; Polo Association; Marshal Final 

"But you gods will give us some faults to make us men." 

Scene: Parade ground, with onlookers. 

Time: E-arly morning or late afternoon. 

The Regimental Band bursts forth into the latest (?) tune; and this D'Artagnan 
with the clear enunciation and princely walk steps out. This is the culmination of 
Ruxton's military career at the institute. Since the days when he showed the 
O. T. C. at Camp Lee what a V. M. I. Rat could do, he has progressed, through 
his military ability and constant running, to one of the highest of the military 
honors, that of Cadet Adjutant, and he has become Battery Commander of the 
artillery unit as well. 

His worth as a varsity end on the "Flying Squadron" will be hard to equal for 
next year's team. As for the hops, it would make "The Sheik" look like an 
amateur at the game to compete with Ruxton's masterful exhibitions of the Terpsi- 
chorean art. Results: Ask the girls! 

A man who holds to his convictions and backs his idea of the right for all he 
is worth, he has established himself in the Class of 1922; and as a comrade upon 
whom we can always depend to "come across with' the goods," he has won a place 
in the hearts of his friends, and even his few enemies are forced to admit his 
worth. When "Auld Lang Syne" is played this Finals the Corps will lose a true 
cadet who has ever held to his own individualism and personality. The place of 
adjutant may be refilled, but not that of Ruxton M. Ridgely, Jr. 
"I'd like to go with you, boys, but — " 

5a5 a M g te ' . " .aa5g 

Harry Lee Rimmer, B.S. 


Born 1901. Matriculated 1918. 


"Harry K," "Stanly," "Li^hi Horse Harry" 

Fourth Class: Private Co. "A"; Southwest Virginia Club. Third Class: Private 
Co. "F"; Southwest Virginia Club; Company Baseball. Second Class: Private Co. 
"F"; Southwest Virginia Club; Company Baseball; A. S. C. E. ; Marshal Final Ball. 
First Class: Private Co. "F" ; Southwest Virginia Club; Company Baseball; A. S. 
C. E. ; Cross Country Team; Marshal Final German. 

"On with the dance; let joy be unconflned!" 

Harry came as a Christmas rat fresh from Norton High School. Being an 
excellent singer, he soon became popular with the old cadets. He held informal 
concerts after each meal all through his first year. 

On reluming to school as a mean Third Classman, "Stank's" first official act 
vk^as to sign up for the artillery. His dashing appearance on horseback, coupled 
with his warlike name, quickly won him the third nickname listed above. 

"Light Horse" is a civil engineer of note. He says his specialty is construction 
work. Some day we will probably gaze on many magnificent buildings and ex- 
claim with awe, "I was a brother rat of the builder!" 

As an athlete, Harry has done his bit for V. M. I. He is a member of the 
Cross-Country Team and showed up well last fall against V. P. I. He is also a 
star member of the famous "Woof" Company Baseball Team. 

Last, but not least, he is a lady-killer. At the hops all the calic fall for him. 
He has even managed to capture that elusive creature, the local calic. He is like 
a sailor — has a girl in every port. We wonder why he spent so much time in 
Knoxville last summer? 

A better man would be hard to find- He always has a smile emd a hearty 
handshake for every one. A man with such a disposition can not help succeeding. 
We are sure that Harry will be one of the leading engineers of his lime, and we 
all wish him success. 




Walter Gray Robertson, B.S. 


Born 1902. Matriculated 1918. 

"Waltr "Robbie." -W. C." 

Fourth Class: Private Co. "E" ; Lynchburg Club; Company Baseball. Third 
Class: Private Co. "D"; I^ynchburg Club; Company Baseball. Second Class: 
Private Co. "D"; Lynchburg Club; Company Baseball; Basketball Squad; Mar- 
shal Final Ball. Krst Class: Private Co. "D"; Lynchburg Club Basketball 
Squad; Company Baseball; Polo Association; Marshal Final German. 

"I ha 

found yc 

argument; I am not obliged to find yc 


After the family name had been brought twice previously to the Institute, Walter 
decided to follovir suit. Consequently we find him abiding in the old gray walls 
during the stormy days of '18-'19. Counting the number of bricks in the unfor- 
tunately near-by smokestack helped to supply some of the information so eagerly 
sought for and requested by the Third Classmen. "Robbie's" ability to play base- 
ball enabled him to be a factor in the victories of the old "E" Company baseball 
team, that renowned nine which won the hotly-contested series for the ice 
cream prize. 

Upon Walter's return as a Third Classman he entered "D" Company, studied 
hard, and joined the cavalry, incidentally going down to Camp Oglethorpe in the 
summer of '20. In the academic line of duty the marvels of electricity seemed to 
have a singular appeal for "Robbie," and he became determined to find the answer 
to "^Monk's" question, "Which way does the current go, huh?" So he selected 
the "Double E " course and has been madly chasing electrons ever since. 

Walter possesses a generous disposition which few of us are forhinate enough 
to have. We are truly proud of his friendship. With his hard-working ability, 
we are sure that he will "bat 'em up" in the outside world just as he has done at 
V. M. I., and will come out on top in everything he attempts in the future. 


Charles Lorraine Ruffin. Jr. 


Born 1901. Matriculated 1918. 

^'Charlie" '^Chaivles" 

Fourth Class: Private Co. "C" ; Richmond Club. 
Richmond Club. Second Class: Private Co. "C" ; 
Team; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private 
E. E. ; Marshal Final German. 

Third Class: Private Co. "C"; 
Richmond Club; Company Rifle 
Co. "C"; Richmond Club; A. I. 

Well, here he is! You have probably been wailing for an opportunity for 
some time to see this quiet, handsome and well-known inmate of the V. M. I. 
Winter Resort. Upon matriculation shortly after Christmas, "Charlie" was imme- 
diately greeted by the Third Class as a whole and was given a cordial reception. 
However, he paid them little attention, since he w£is occupied in corresponding 
with his many feminine admirers. You can readily understand this if you scrutinize 
the above picture. Like all the rest of us, as a Third Classman he fell that he 
must take a paternal interest in all the Rats by having them pay numerous visits to 
his apartments. 

During the First Class year "Charlie" began lo shine, especially at Stuart 
Hall. Many plans and attempts were made to visit this Mecca, but they were all 
frustrated by the Commandant. Despite the fact that he was a gentleman of leisure 
and liked to take an afternoon stroll on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons, he 
did well in his studies and in his military activities. Although he was always 
friendly with the authorities, Charles was never known to miss a hop, and if one 
would listen to him he would spend hours in relating his conquests and defeats 
on the ballroom floor. 

"Twenty-two's" farewell to you, Charles, is said with the hope that your ambi- 
tions will be realized — and with confidence en I'avenir. You certainly possess all 
the qualities that go to make the soldier and the man. 

"That's a difference of opinion." 

^v\KaLl i mi 

Samuel Brittan Settle, B.S. 


Born 1901. Matriculated 1918. 

"Sam," "P. jS.,'* "5amml),*' "Uncle Sam" 

am. Tliird Class: l-.ivate Co. 
n; Literary Society; A. S. C. E. ; 
First. Class: Private Co. "B"; 
Club; A. S. C. E. ; Literary 

Fourth Class: Private Co. "F" ; Gymnasium r 
"B." Second Class: Private Co. "B"; Track Te 
Valley of Virg-inia Club; Marshal Final Ball. 
Track Team; Cross-Country Team; Northern Virgi 
Society; Marshal Final German, 

"But I do prattle something too wildly." 

"Sanuny" is one of the finest and best liked men in '22. He has a winning 
smile, a pleasing personality, and the knack of sticking to whatever he undertakes 
until he finishes it. If this were the day when knighthood reigned supreme, "Sam- 
my" would probably be called "The Knight of the Loving Heart," and rightly so. 
Few of us can boast of half as many conquests as he. Judging by the size of his 
mail, one would think that he advertises in a Florida matrimonial paper. 

It is in track that "Sammy" stars. He has been the best Iwo-miler at the Insti- 
tute for the past two years, and he has shown up well in South Atlantic meets. 
Last fall he made the cross-country team and won a medal in the meet at Roanoke. 
He took up civil engineering chiefly because of his love for the open. Naturally 
he accompanied the engineering unit to Camp Humphre^ys. 

The astonishment of his roonmiates on hearing that he had become a Sunday 
school teacher was changed to merriment on finding out that his class was composed 
entirely of young girls. None can determine as to his future; that remains with 
him. He can be assured, however, that he leaves V. M. I. with the fondest hopes 
and best wishes of his classmates that his future will be a source of great pride to 
his parents, to his Alma Mater, to us all. 

"Be darned it I know." 


Augustus Gustavus Shackelford, B.S. 


Born 1901. Matriculated 1918. 

"Cus," "Shacl(," "Little Playmate" 

Fourth Class: Private Co. "D"; Gymnasium Team; Alabama Club. 
Corporal Co. "D"; Alabama Club. Second Class: Private < 
Club; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. '■C"; Wr( 
bama Club; Marshal Final German. 

lub. Third Class: 

'o. "C* ; Alabama 
stling Team; Ala- 

nutshell and 

of infinite space 

That "Gussie," though diminutive of stature, is a hero nevertheless is proved 
by the fact that, because of having a brother who graduated from V. M. I. and 
of having himself attended a near-by institution of similar character, he knew the 
horrible details of the existence at this place before he came here. There are some, 
however, who are at variance with this opinion. They claim that, instead of hero- 
ism, it was unadulterated idiocy, or that it was because he had been a potential 
menace to the feelings and affections of the women throughout the country, and it 
was for their welfare that he was exiled to this place, where his fatal charms are 
given but a few periodical chances to wreak their havoc with the feminine sex. 
Now that the end of his confinement draws near, we suspect that the lesser Lotharios 
of Birmingham, knowing that it is futile to compete with the incomparable "Gus," 
will be plunged into deep gloom. 

After a perilous voyage over the troubled surface of the Rat and Third Class 
years, he arrived at the point where a man using good judgment can have a com- 
paratively safe trip until graduation. But, as was characteristic of him, instead of 
choosing Liberal Arts, he delegated himself as a neophyte in the mystifying realm 
of Electrical Engineering. We will rather hate to say good-bye to him and his 
counterpart, "Possum," for we have what you might call a paternal atfection for 
them both. 

"Let's crack down." 

William Vantilburg Shannon, B.S. 


Born 1901. Matriculated 1918. 


••Bilir "Red" 

Fourth Class: Private Co. "D" ; Varsity Basltetbali Squad; Varsity Football 
Squad; Track Squad; Yankee Club; Class Vice-President. Third Class: Corporal 
Co. "D"; Class President; Varsity Football Squad; Varsity Basketball Squad; 
Company Rifle Team; Hop Committee; Pin Committee. Second Class: First 
Sergeant Co. "D" ; Yankee Club; Class President; Varsity Football Squad; Var- 
sity Basketball Squad; Hop Committee; Assistant Manager Baseball; Track 
Squad; Ring Committee; Marshal Final Ball. Firfst Class: Captain Co. "D" ; 
Class President; Varsity Football; Varsity Basketball; Monogram Club; Hop 
Committee; Yankee Club; A. I. E. E. ; ^President S. V. A. Club; Marshal 
Final German. 


ill to str 


eek, to find, 

ot to yield." 

There are three principal phases of cadet activity, the academic, the athletic, 
and the military. Our time is so occupied that when a man succeeds in one — or 
even two — of these, he has no time for the other. But "Bill" has been successful 
in all three. In his Rat year he won the gold stars for distinction in general 
merits. Although the mysteries of electricity were confusing, he has never allowed 
his academic work to fall below the standard. During his entire cadetship "Red" 
has been on the varsity squads in football, basketball and track, winning his mono- 
gram in football and basketball. His military ability was recognized early in 
his Rat year. As a result he has steadily risen in rank to the final goal of 
Cadet Captain. 

When class elections were held in our Rat year, "Bill" was elected Vice- 
President of the Class of '22. During the Third Class year he was chosen Presi- 
dent. Only a cadet or alumnus can appreciate the responsibilities of the office. 
"Red" has led the class through storm and calm, through the bombs of the Third 
Class and the leadership of the corps in the First Class year. 

He has proved a leader, has worked for the betterment of his Alma Mater. 
He has the respect and love of his classmates and the corps. 


William Outten Skillman, A.B. 


Born 1900. Matriculated 1918. 

"Oolen," "Bill" "Wee Willie' 

Fourth Class: Private Co. "B"; Sootball Squad; Texas Club: Minstrel Club. Thii-d 
Class: Corporal Co. "E"; Texas Club. Second Class: Serg-eant Co. "E"; Assistant 
Cheer Leader; Texas Club; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Lieutenant Co. "E"; 
Cheer Leader; Texas Club; Secretary-Treasurer Y.M.C.A. ; Marshal Final German. 

■■Life is short — to hell with diet.^' 

In the fall of 1918 those who had arrived early gazed out of the window and 
saw a great crowd approaching. On closer scrutiny, however, they saw that it 
was only "Ooten," the sinewy, sun-burned son of the sizzling sands of the Lone 
Star State. Many limes did Willy "hunt his hole" during this first year, and with 
the rest of us suffered the hardships of a rat; but in the end he came out whole 
and hearty — that is, most of him did, for he lost exactly fifty-seven pounds and 
eight ounces during these weary ten months. 

In our Third Class year "Bill" became the proud possessor of the coveted 
corporal chevrons, and since that time he has never been lacking chevrons of some 
sort. As a Second Classman he was right guide of "E" Company, and one 
could see him shimmying along by the side of John Horace going out to drill 
every day. Caring not for the artillery, ineligible for the engineers, and unable 
to find any elephants in the cavalry stables, "Wee Willie" cast his lot with the 
infantry unit and journeyed to Plattsburg after finals. On our return this year 
we found him wearing lieutenant's chevrons and acting as Tom Douglas' prime 
minister in "E " Company. He was appomted cheer leader and has led us cheer- 
fully all year. Being an honest lad, he was also appointed secretary-treasurer of 
the Y. M. C. A., and has discharged the many duties of this office with credit. 

And now, "Bill," in parting we wish you the best success in life and are sure 
that if you tackle the problems of the future as you have those of the past you will 
come out on top. 

•■How in hell do you fellows eat in the messi hall, anyway ?■■ 



Stephen Osborne Southall, Jr., B.S. 


Born 1900. Matriculated 1918. 

"Judge," "Tut1(" "S. O. S." "Sieve" "Turl^e^" 

Fourth Class: Private Co. "F." Third Class: Private Co. "F" ; Company Baseball. 
Second Class: Private Co. "F" : Company Baseball; A, S. C. E. First Class: Pri- 
vate Co. "F" ; Company Baseball ; A. S. C. E. 

"For e'en though vanquished, he could argue still." 

Behold him whom we call "Judge," one of the finest men in the class. His 
virtues are many, his faults but few. He says what he thinks; he means what he 
says, and, when once he undertakes a task, he never stops until he accomplishes it. 
For these and for his many other good qualities one can not help admiring him. 

Although he is not exactly conceited, it is a known fact that he has a habit of 
looking down on most of us. Even his roommates look up to him, he is so tall. 

"Judge" likes — nay loves — to argue. He certainly possesses the gift of the 
"gab." This long, tall, lanky Dinwiddian "jined" the cavalry at V. M. I. and 
has been leading a rough life ever since. He is studying Civil Engineering under 
"Ollie." From the amount of work he has to do, "OUie ' must be a hard task- 
master. "Judge" takes after his teacher in this respect, for he is no weakling. 
This is vouched for by every one who has ever run up against him. 

So far we have not mentioned women. We saved the female as our ace in 
reserve. "Judge's" best girl came to Lexington, stayed three days, and left without 
even seeing him. Nuff sed! 

"Judge's" history would be incomplete without some mention of his success in 
company baseball. He has been one of the shining stars of the "Woof" Company 
nme for the past three years. 

Here's hoping, "Judge," that you have a long life (we don't mean tall) and 
that you will secure an "All-American " for a wife. We have no fear for your 
success, for once you make up your mind to succeed, success is sure to follow. 
"Come on. Settle, use yuh head!" 


Herbert Somerville Southgate, A.B. 


Born 1900. Matriculated 1918. 


"Herb," "Hairless" 

Third Class: Corporal Co. "A": 
; Company Rifle Team; Tide- 
vate Co. "D" ; Manager Scrub 

Fourth Class: Private Co. "C"; Tidewater Club, 
Tidewater Club. Second Class: Sergeant Co. "D" 
water Club; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Prl 
Football; "Cadet" Staff; Marshal Final German. 

"Still waters run deep." 

During the term of 1918-19 very few men in barracks knew of Cadet Southgate 
except in an official way, owing to his quiet and unassuming nature. Then, without 
warning, the person in question "cut loose" early one Easter morning, and estab- 
lished a name for himself both in the eyes of his classmates and in those of his 
superior officers. For the remainder of the year he spent his Saturday afternoons 
hunting for the Old Gold Brick and reconsidering his departure from the straight 
and narrow path. The Third Class year foimd "Herb" back at the Institute with 
one overwhelming desire — to master the many stumbling blocks set forth by "Monk, 
"B. D." and other taskmasters of the "Hopeless Third Classman." And it is 
needless to say that he met all his difficulties with success. 

TTiroughout the entire four years of his stay vnth old '22, "Herb" has been a 
man who has said little but done much. Many honors and positions of responsi- 
bility have been thrust upon him, but he has accomplished every task with the 
same modest, unpretentious thoroughness. He is the kmd of fellow who can be 
depended upon for a job well done. 

Tis said that while he was in France last summer, "Herb" created quite a 
sensation among the soci,-l circles of Paris. However, he refuses to divulge any 
secrets whatsoever, and we have to be contented with knowing that he had an 
enjoyable trip. At present he intends to assume the title of adventurer after he has 
received the sheepskin. He has high hopes and expectations of finding several 
million dollars which lie at the bottom of Chesapeake Bay. Go to it, "Herb!" 
"Great Caesar's Ghost!" 

T___-.iSOZ)l.'f!w._-i.,_ . 

Frank Palmer Stubbs, Jr., A.B. 


Born 1900. Matriculated 1918. 

"Frank" "Colonel," "Short," "Fuzz" 

Fourth Class: Private Co. "C" ; Louisiana Club. Third Class: Corporal Co. "C"; 
C. T. ; Y. M. C. A. Cabinet; Pin Committee; Louisiana Club. Second Class: Ser- 
geant Co. "C"; Ring Committee; Vice-President Y. M. C. A.; Assistant Manager 
Basketball; "Bullet" Stalt; Louisiana Club; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: 
Quartermaster Lieutenant; Captain Co. "C" ; "Bomb" Staff; President Y. M. C. 
A.; Editor-in-Chiet "Cadet"; Athletic Council; Louisiana Club; Marshal Final 




One of the greatest qualities a man can possess is that of making and keeping 
friends. "Coloners" smile, disposition and constant habit of helping everyone have 
made him one of the most popular men in the corps. 

In his Rat year Frank resolved to prove to himself and his fellow cadets that 
he could make good in the military line. His efforls were not in vain, for he 
progressed through all the grades to Cadet Captain. The Third Class year demon- 
strated that he could live up to the traditions of that stormy class, for he immor- 
talized the class numerals in the usual way. 

Since mathematics presented so many difficulties, Frank heaved a sigh of relief 
when he reached the Second Class and could tread the rosy path of the Liberal 
Arts. With very little effort he was able to make good in his chosen course, and 
even to wear stars. Taking hold of The Cadet wilh an earnest resolution to make 
it a success, he has put out a paper of which the corps and all alumni may 
well be proud. 

If "Colonel" makes a success of the study of law next year as he has of his 
cadetship, we could wish no better future for any man. His personality will always 
win the devotion and respect of everyone wilh whom he is associated, for he has 
shown himself to be a true Southern gentleman. 

"That's fine!" 


Francis Lee Summers, A.B. 


Born 1899. Matriculated 1917. 

"Fran}i," "Big Bucl(" 

Fourth Class: Private Co. '-F": Varsity Football; Basketball Squad; Monogram 
Club. Tliird Class: Corporal Co. "F" ; Varsity Football; Varsity Basketball; Var- 
sity Baseball; Monog-ram Club; Williamson-Graham Cup; Varsity Track. Second 
Class: First Sergeant Co. "F"; Varsity Football; Basketball, Baseball and Track; 
Vice-President Monogram Club; Vice-President Athletic Association; Assistant 
Leader Monogram Club Figure; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Captain Co. 
"F"; Varsity Football. Basketball, Baseball and Track; Captain Varsity Foot- 
ball; Captain Track Team; President Monogram Club; President Athletic Asso- 
ciation; Marshal Final German. 

•■A mighty man was he:" 

A scholar (?), a soldier, an athlete, a man! Webster did not know Frank. 
If he had, the dictionary would have been smaller, for instead of each of the 
above names, he would have written, "Francis L. Summers." 

Frank spent the days of his rathood as a member of '21 ; but, falling in love 
with old Res Militares. he decided to winter at West Point. Finding, however, 
that the Government had failed to recognize the advantages (?) of Liberal Arts, 
he relumed to barracks in the fall of '19. West Point lost and V.M.I, gained 
thereby. Upon joining '22, the old love flamed again in his heart, and today he 
holds the second highest office in the corps. 

As an athlete, Frank has not confined himself to any one branch of sport. 
The fact that he alone has the distinction of wearing a monogram for each of the 
four major sports shows how successful his efforts have been in that direction. 

Success has dogged his footsteps. Those who know him are confident that in 
hfe's mad whirl his record will be but a repetition of the victories and achieve- 
ments of his four years at the Institute. 


Charles Syer, Jr., A.B. 


Born 1902 

"Tony" "Charlie 

Matriculated 1918. 

Fourtli Class: Private Co. "F"; Tidewater Club; Company Baseball. Third 
Class: Corporal Co. "F" ; Tidewater Club; Company Baseball. Second Class: 
Sergeant Co. "F"; Football Squad; Marshal Final Ball; Tidewater Club; Com- 
pany Baseball. First Class: Private Co. "F" ; Tidewater Club; Football Squad; 
Baseball Squad; Coach Company Baseball; Polo Association; Marshal Final 

"Stern men with empires in their brains." 

"Tony" was one of the first "newly" cadets to be escorted over to "Old Nick's" 
to matriculate on that memorable day in our dim, dark past. Ever since then this 
handsome youth from Tidewater Virginia has lived only for the lime when he 
can forget bugle calls and ceremonies. Perhaps he has another anticipation in 
mind, for Charlie is quite an idolizer of the fair sex. Every day he can be found 
nervously inquiring at the arch for his mail. True to the V. M. I. spirit, however, 
disappointments have not defeated him, and he still fights on until the last. This 
does not mean that he is often disappointed in love. Nay; rather is he one of 
those of whom mademoiselle coyly exclaims, "Isn't he the cutest thing?" — the "cute" 
one being a little over six feet tall. 

During his Third Class year "Charlie" was knighted with a corporal ; but the 
honor was too good to last, for his name was among those of the thirty-four martyrs 
who so suddenly met their fate in the early part of February of that year. He 
regained his rank, however, and pushed up his chevrons in his Second Class year 
also. He has been a member of both football and baseball squads for three years, 
despite the fact that he is a "typical Liberal Artist." 

Next October will probably find "Charlie" boning over his books at Old 
Nassau. Good luck, "Tony," and may your good nature always be with you. 

"I wish these grirls would stop bothering me." 





Samuel Bailey Tillman, B.S. 


Born 1900. Matriculated 1918. 


"5aT77," "Weeze," "Terrible Tillman" 

Fourth Class: Private Co. "C"; Episcopal Church Choir. Third Class: Private Co. 

■■C"; Corporal Co. "C" ; C. T. ; Secretary Alabama Club; Episcopal Church Choir. 

Second Class: Private Co. "C" ; Alabama Club: Episcopal Church Choir; Marshal 

Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. "C"; Alabama Club; Episcopal Church Choir; 

H-1 Quartet; Marshal Final German. 

"A fellow of infinite Jest, of most excellent fancy." 

This "keydel," ardent follower of the almighty 7.5 and virtual "major domo' 
of the art of reaching "C" Company from H-1 in the same time that it takes 
electricity to alternate, showed up at the arch with the rest of '22 and attempted 
to shake hands with the O. D. Sammy soon realized, however, that he was very 
closely approximated to a real "rat" in the opinion of old cadets, so he decided 
to take the proverbial back seat for the remainder of the year. Ere his Third 
Class year had begun, "Terrible Tillman" realized that he must live up to old 
traditions, and therefore decided to follow the line of least resistance. As a 
block runner he had no equal, and like Caesar of old, his strategy has remained 
a monument to that ignoble art. 

Being a natural-born user of chemicals, as a Second Classman "Weeze " elected 
to wield a test tube, and since that time he has spent many hours experimenting with 
the various hydroxyl derivatives of the ethane group as regards their effect on 
the human body. Like all refined "keydets," he is a tourist of international fame, 
and his name may be seen gracing the penalty sheet of "Ackus Backus" at all 
times. Whenever he is lucky enough to escape tours he may be seen "catching 
air" in the residential section of East Lexington, where he has a host of admirers 
among the fair sex. 

It isn't necessary to wish you success, Sam, for you have proved to us that you 
are capable of overcoming any obstacles. In the years to come may you meet with 
the best of luck and happiness and may you always hold dear the memories of the 
Class of 22. "Where's Jack?" 

ii |i lllllllll III »»lill 


Charles Edward Townsend. A.B. 


Born 1900. Matriculated 1920. 

"To^mnie" "Chavfles" 

Third Class: Private Co. "A"; Yankee Club. Second Class: Private Co. "A"; 
Yankee Club; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. "A"; Yankee Club; 
Dramatic Club; Literary Society; Marshal Final German. 

"And lo! he ate all that was on the table and called for more." 

Short and snappy, says this handsome brute who halls from New Jersey, wher- 
ever that may be. Charles Edward had a short stay at Dartmouth before he 
"snapped to" on entering the Institute; we had covered a lap and a half of our 
journey when he joined us in the spring of '20. He is sorry for only one thmg 
in regard to his late coming, and this is that he missed so many hops. Mere 
worldly adjectives can not describe this Huge Hound Dog — he is the cynosure of 
all eyes (?) when girls are around, and his conquests of fair ladies are far too 
numerous to relate. A profound connoisseur on everylhmg pertaining to the weaker 
sex, "Townie" can expatiate by the hour on their wheres and wherefores. His 
colleclion of pictures is one lo be envied; even the O. C. has been seen to stop 
and gaze at it on his M. N. I. 

"Townie" holds that a good man can't be kept down; Engineering did not 
appeal on close acquaintance, so he took up Liberal Arls, and at once knew that 
he had found his strong point. Charles' correspondence is so large that he finds it 
hard to keep 'em all satisfied; and the postal authorities in Lexington had to hire an 
extra clerk. As an actor. "Chawles" blossomed forth when a First Classman. In 
the years lo come "Townie" hopes to be a great writer — he may not always have 
enough to eat, but he'll be there with a hot line (or dog). 

"Hey, did I ^et three or four letters?" 

Joseph Campbell Turley, A.B. 


Born 1900. Matriculated 1917. 

"Joe" "Doc" 

Fourth Class: Private Co. "E" ; West Virginia Club. Third Chxss: Corporal Co. 
"E"; Company Rifle Team; VVest Virginia Club; Marine Club. Second Class: 
Supplv Sergeant Co. "D" ; Company Rifle Team; West Virginia Club; Assistant 
Manager of Track; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. "D": Company 
Rifle Team; West Virginia Club; F. L. E. ; Manager of Track; Athletic Council; 
Marshal Final German. 




nto plaster 

A former member of the U. S. Marine Corps, hero of Blair Mountain, veteran 
of live years' hard military service, and — "a sergeant, too"; our quiet companion, 
Joe Turley. 

In the year following the war "Joe" managed to get the Marine Corps out of 
his system and then to settle down to hard work. As a result the following June 
found him changing his corporal's chevrons for those of a sergeant, and contem- 
plating a beautiful vista of Liberal Arts, with the "Math" of the Third Class 
nothing more than an unpleasant memory. 

In his Second Class year "Joe" began to show a marked ability in his academic 
work, standing well in his classes and demonstratmg that a man can do best in that 
field in which he is most interested. In his management of Track he has proven 
that, besides being a hard worker for his Alma Mater, he is also a good business 
man. Also his contributions to the literary publications of the school, when called 
upon, show his obliging nature as well as his capabilities. 

Now that the time has come for "Joe" to leave us, we can say that we are 
proud to call him a friend, and we wish him the best of luck and success in his 
future undertakings. 

••Gre — at Day." 

' ■B MUaianJ gPMji^gy.'^ 

jMui 'i muiJi!i(i i iiiJU!i!ua t >ut»'H ! »ai 


Reginald Ritnour Venable, A.B. 

Born 1899. Matriculated 1918. 
"/Peggie," "Thumb Tack," "Half Pini" 
Fourth Class: Private Co. "C" ; Gymnasium Squad; Company Baseball: Football 
Squad. Third Class: Corporal Co. "C" ; Company Baseball. Second Class: Ser- 
geant Co. "C"; Company Baseball: Wrestling Team; Monogram Club: Company 
Rifle Team; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. "C"; Scrub Football; 
Wrestling Team; Monogram Club; Manager Polo Association; Marshal Final 
German. "Awake the pert and nimble spirit of mirth." 

Time: September, 1918. Place: Washington Arch, V. M. I. 

Characters: O. D.; diminutive youth wearing long trousers and a straw hat. 

O. D.: "Well, little boy, what can I do for you?" 

Youth: "I wanta matriculate." 

ll was then that Virginia stopped mourning her dead, and the mighty trembled 
in their boots; for Reginald Ritnour Venable himself had announced his arrival. 
It was "Reg" who seemed the inspiration for the song, "I'm a Devil in My Own 
Home Town," but he speedily learned to see everything, hear everything, and 
say nothing. 

He returned as a Third Classman determined that the metamorphosis should not 
be permanent. He stayed a while, went home, and returned, a sadder but a wiser 
"Reg." Smce then he has been of those "ad aspera ad aslra," but we know that 
there is one thing he will never do — grow up! 

A Napoleon among soldiers, he has shown his belief in: "Peace hath her 
victories," etc., by the fact that he has already made the degree of "A.B." in his 
chosen line. Liberal Arts. 

"Reggie" attained fame as an athlete when, as a Second Classman, he became 
one of "Gob's Grapplers" and made his monogram on the Wrestling Team. 

As a devotee of the Terpsichorean art, "Reg" has risen from the ranks of 
"those who would" to the company of "those who do." 

To know him is to believe the saying that "Precious things come in small pack- 
ages ; and whether he chooses a cavalry horse or a velocipede for his mount, we 
know he will reach the goal of success. 

"Cut it out, brother; I swear I won't do it again." 


Corporal Co. 
1. Second Class: 

Monogram Club; 

-shal Final Ball. 

n Club; Captain 

Company Fise- 

William Pettit Venable, Jr., B.S. 


Born 1897. Matriculated 1918. 
"Sailor," "Cot" 
Fourth Class: Private Co. "D" ; Company Baseball. Third Clai 
"C"; Football Squad; Captain Company Baseball; Wrestling Te 
Sergeant Co. "C"; Varsity Football; Varsity Wrestling Team 
Captain Company Baseball; Assistant Manager Basketball; M 
First Class: Lieutenant Co. "C" ; Varsity Football; Monogr 
Wrestling Team; Manager Basketball; Marshal Final Gemiai 
ball; Chairman A. I. E. B. ; Hop Committee. 

"Sir. you have wrestled well and overthrown more than your enemies." 

When the rest of us began life at V. M. I., "Gob" was doing his bit in the 
navy. Upon being discharged, he joined us in the joys of Rathood, and for several 
days his sailor dike gave a lang of the sea to our military life. "Sailor" soon 
showed his ability, and began his Third Class year a- a corporal. He has continued 
to be a success in his military work as a sergeant ih his Second Class year and as 
a lieutenant in his final year. 

"Gob" is a natural athlete. His prowess on the mat was early demonstrated in 
his cadet life. He easily won his matches at the Institute, and at Camp Knox, in 
open competition, he won two championships. As a First Classman he became 
captain of the wrestling team, but injuries received in practice kept him from having 
another winning year. He has yet to be thrown. His athletics were not confined 
to wrestling alone, for he is also a monogram man in football. There are few 
better defensive fullbacks than he. 

The hops appealed to "Gob," but he always felt the necessity of restraining 
little "Reg," who was inclined to continue the wild life of Farmville. This is the 
n, perhaps, that the calic have not been able to penetrate his reserve. 

He took up Electrical Engineering; and, although it presented difficulties, he 
finally overcame them. We are quite sure that he will go forth at graduation as 
an experienced and reliable man for Westinghouse. The same traits that won him 
friends here will insure him all the rewards of the days to come. 
"I'll beat the hell out ot you, 'Reg'." 

William Carter Wescott, Jr., A.B. 


Born 1901. Matriculated 1918. 

"Bill," "Cue Ball" 

Fourth Class: Private Co. "A"; Scrub Baseball; Yankee Club. Third Class: 
Corporal Co. "A"; Scrub Football; Bo.>:ing Team; Company Baseball; Yankee 
Club. Second Class: Color Sergeant; Football Squad; Literary Society; Company 
Baseball; Y'ankee Club; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. "F"; Var- 
sity Football; Monogram Club; Boxing Team; Literary Society; Polo Association; 
Swimming Team; Yankee Club; Marshal Final German. 

•■He thinks to 


Shortly after New Year's Day of 1919, lured by God knows what, a certain 
young man decided to give up the collegiate life of Columbia University for a gay 
military career. Such was the coming of "Wescott, W. C, Atlantic Ci^y, N. J." 

His short Rat year presented few difficulties, for his superb build, together with 
his pugilistic instincts, commanded the respect of all who knew him. 

During his Third Class year his personality and Individuality marked him as 
one of the outstanding men of '22. 

As a Second Classman, due to an unfortunate illness, "Bill" was kept from 
making a regular berth on the "Flying Squadron." But in his last year his ability 
as a linesman could not be disregarded, and when the mythical All-South Atlantic 
selections were made, the name of Wescott was prominent. 

Always standing for the right, no matter how great the odds are against it; 
never afraid to state his opinions, no matter if they differ from those of the man 
higher up, "Bill" has come to be known as a man's man. 

To wish hini luck would be needless, for he will succeed, no matter what he 

"Can't I get one more cigarette?" 


William Benjamin White, Jr., B.S. 


Born 1903. Matriculated 1919. 

-iviiiie," -Biir 

Third Class: Private Co. "B"; Louisiana Club. Second Class: Private Co. "F"; 
Louisiana Club; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Co. "F" ; Louisiana 
Club; Marshal Final German. 

"I hope well oE tomorrow." 

"Willie," hailing from the "Old Plantation" slate, reached here in the fall of 
1919 with 212 other victims of misfortune. Although much engrossed in military 
and other duties, he showed his highbrow proclivities by soon climbmg mto the 
first section. 

When the roll was called the next year, "Willie" was among those who answered 
"Here." He had chemical aspirations, so he chose to follow the H20 course (only 
in the academic line, of course). Here he found that molecules will be molecules 
in spite of hell and high water. "Willie" was mentioned a little too often in the 
daily dispatches, so he did not obtain his Christmas furlough. 

Shortly after Christmas he contracted pneumonia, and for a while we were 
afraid that we were going to lose him. However, he reco' ered and was given a 
permanent membership in the "Gim- Riders Associat-on" for the rest of the year 

nd Camp Knox, where he attained 


El 11 h'g'ier pinnacle in 
3 line." We are used 

After a brilliant finals he left for Louisvill 
a "howling" success among the fair sex. 

During his last year at the Institute, "Wil 
the "dogging" line, or maybe you could say n 
to it, however, and its effect on us is negligible. 

After following the path of "Rat" for (wo years, "Willie" has learned to make 
the molecules behave. He will probably have a brilliant career as a sugar chemist 
in his home state. Good-bye and good luck to you, "Willie." 

"I'll bite; what is it?" 


Harry William Wilson, B.S. 



1902. Matriculated 1918. 

"//arri;," '^Woodie," ''IVillie" 

Fourth Class: Private Co. "E.'* Third Class: Private Co. "B." Second Class: 

Private Co. "A"; Southwest Virginia Club; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: 
Private Co. "A"; Piedmont Club; Marshal Final German. 

"I know his gait; 'tis he." 

Where the Piedmont bell begins to rise toward the Blue Ridge Mountains, in 
the tobacco regions of Pittsylvania County, lies the little village of Chatham. The 
population of this metropoHs decreased by a large percentage when Harry departed 
for V. M. 1. to spend his four long years of cadet life. 

Immediately upon his arrival at the Institute many old cadets asked "Woody" 
if he had come direct from the White House. In spite of his denial, many recep- 
tions were held in his honor, at which he received varied presents and tokens of 
favor. But "Harry" took it all calmly; nothing has ever seemed to worr;y him. 

Ever since his Rathood days he has been somewhat of a highbrow. Electricity 
appealed to him from the first. Finding the course interesting, he had little trouble 
in understanding "which way the current goes." Practical electrics has always had 
a strong hold on him, and his cimbition is to be an Illuminating Engineer. Perhaps 
some day he will see to it diat the cadets at iV. M. I. have enough light to 
study by. 

"Harry" cast his lot with the Artillery in the R. O. T. C. He is a gallant 
horseman, but, although he has become highly proficient at riding his horse's neck 
and holding on by his ears, he is best (and safest, in his own estimation) when 
riding an "iron limousine," commonly known as a caisson. Hence he thoroughly 
enjoyed his month's "vacation" at Camp Knox last summer. He hopes to be 
assigned there for training each year, and we know he will be "quite the stuff" as 
a reserve lieutenant for a couple of weeks. 

"Ain't that a helluva note!" 


Robert Joseph Yaffey. B.S. 


Born 1901. Matriculated 1918. 


"Bofc," "Humph" 

Fourth Class: Private Co. "A"; Minstrel Club. Third Class: Private Co. "B" ; 
Tidewater Club. Seoond Class: Private Co. "C" ; Tidewater Club; Marshal Final 
Ball. First Class: Private Co. "C" ; Tidewater Club; Marshal Final Gei-man. 

"Humph" left the peaceful shores of old Tidewater, including the wild waves 
and the "things" that make 'em wild, to further an old ambition of becoming a 
"soldat." This, however, was not the only one of his many ambitions. Bemg able 
to take anythmg to pieces from a toothpick to a generator, his technical inclinations 
were cast into the hands of S. W. A. However, these minor trivialities were noth- 
ing m his young life. Gazing on his "Wally Reid "-like countenance, one does not 
wonder that many a fair damsel has found her heart pitter-pattering a wee bit 
faster. And that is not the half of it. His terpsichorean art has added to his 
many feminine conquests, and his gallery of beautiful ladies would do credit to the 
beauty section of the Red Boo}(. His big-dog tendencies and his marvelous capacity 
for hitting the hay are characteristics, and at the same lime he manages to find 
lime to chalk up to his credit a fair share of the good old maxes. His penchant 
for filling "inside and outside" straights have been marvels to his fellow "keydets" 
during the wee smalt hours of the dawn. 

However, of all his accomplishments, the greatest is his good fellowship. Truly, 
he is a friend we will all miss when we are scattered over this world, and one 
whom we will ever welcome with open arms. Although he is going to be missed 
as one of the future great engineers, forsaking engineering for a business career, 
we know that he will add his name in greatness eind iame to the noble array of 
V. M. I.'s sons. 

"Say, 'Chink,* what does he mean by that?" 

John Maurice Young, B.S. 


Born 1901. Matriculated 1918. 

"Brigham," ''Maurice" 

Fourth Class: 

Private Co. "B" ; 
: Monogram Club, 
tonogram Club; M; 
Tennis Team; Moi 

rennis Squad. Third Class: Corporal Co. "A"; 
Second Class: Supply Sergeant Co. "A"; Var- 
rshal Final Ball. First Class: Lieutenant Co. 
ogram Club; Secretary-Treasurer Polo Associa- 

tion ; Aero Squadron ; Marshal Final German. 

"Is of a constant, loving, noble nature." 

With his all-captivating personality and pleasing ways, "Maurice" descended 
upon us. From the beginning he showed that he belonged among the first in his 
class. In his Third Class year he acquired the habit of wearing the chevrons; and, 
as he advanced in classes, he kept adding them. Influenced, perhaps, by the social 
life of Fort Sill, "Brigham" "jined" the Artillery, and has bounced along on the 
caissons at White Farm and also amid the dust of Camp Knox. 

He has been a member of the Tennis Team for four years, and this year is 
captain. He has helped to make the hops a success, both for the calic, who fall 
readily before his charm, and for the cadets. His only diversions from the strict 
path of duty are "hitting the hay" and playing with the hearts of the ladies. He 
is a master artist in both lines. By his winning ways. "Brigham" has won many 
friends both in his class and in the corps ; and everyone knows that in him we have 
a staunch and true friend, one who can be counted upon at all times and who is 
always rea4y to help. We are confident of youi future, Maurice; but even so, 
here's to your health, wealth and happiness. 

"Damned if I know." 

■ LV.-M:??'rv/",^?rj;' 


gBBgigt^g iWBJllLT S r BS fcXmSU 

Our Ex-Classmates 

William Riley Harrison 
Theodore Hart Spindle 
Hugh Bauker Rice 
George Peyton Lynch, Jr. 
Charles Kenworthy Francis 
Tom Gannaway Sprati 
Thomas Vandevere Porter 
Samuel Goode Harriss, Jr. 
Elijah Viers White 



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"Gone But Not Forgotten 

Adams, J. V. 
Amiss, F. T. 
Armstrong, F. M. 
Atkinson, W. H., Jr. 
Badgett, J. M. 
Bain, K. A., Jr. 
Barr, E. W. 
Barky, N. G. 
Bartenstein, L. R. 
Battle, J. M. 
Bebell, W. F., Jr. 
Bell, S. H. 

BoWDEN, R. E. 

Bowles, G. 
Braswell, J. C 
Brewer, J. B. 
Bricgs, C. W. 
Bromley, C. V., Jr 
Bryson, J. E. 


Burdeau, J. 
Coffee, O. E. 
Core, J. T. 
cutchin, j. h. 
Dabney, R. L. 


Duke, C. C. 
Edmond, R,, Jr. 
Edmunds, W. W. 
Edwards, G. L., Jr. 
Estill, H. F., Jr. 
Ferguson, J. W., Jr 
Gardner, S. C. 
Groner, J. V. 
Hairston, J. J 
Harper, J. S. 
Harris, S., Jr. 
Harrison, C. B 
HoBsoN, E. M. 1 . 
Holladay, J. C. 
Honaker, C. F. 
Hopkins, W. C. 
Huff, C. W., Jr. 
Hunter, R. T 
Jackson, S. S. 
King, C. B. 
LaRue, R. H., Jr 
Massincham, R. S. 
Massingham, S. H 
Mathews, H. F, 


Mead, J. R. R. 


MoNcuRE, M. W., Jr. 
Meyers, C. T., Jr. 
Powell, H. A. 
PUGH, W. M. 
Puller, S. B. 
purcell, j. a. 
Rahily, W. T. 
Rawlincs, G. H. 
Rhudy, R. R. 
Rice, G. S. 
Roberts, M. C, Jr. 

Scales, J. I. 
Seward, W. R. 
Shields, R. W. 
Smith, C. K. 
Strawhand, T. L. 
Teasley, H. j. 
Thompson, R. 
Waldo, G. E. 
White, A. S. 
Whitted, T. B., 
Wilson, B. W.. Jr. 





April I, 1922, 9 to 12 P.M. 


To the Class W. V. Shannon 

To Ex-Classmates P. O. MlLLER 

To '22 from Ex-Classmates . . W. R. Harrison 

To the Ladles J. M. YoUNG 

To Our Athletes F. P. BoNNEY 

To Reveille W. A. Patterson 

To Taps S. B. Tillman 

To the Privates . W. H. Booth, Jr. 

To the Officers R. G. Carter 

To Alma Mater F. P. StuBBS, Jr. 

Celery Hearts 

Shad Roe on Toast 
Pork Tenderloin 


Grape Fruit with Che 
Clam Bouillon 
Queen Olives 

Rash Bacon 
Mushroom Sauce 
Broiled Spring Chicken on Toast 
Country Ham Currant Jelly 

Asparagus on Toast Candied Yams Frer 

Hoi French Rolls 
Tomato Salad Mayonnaise 
Fresh Strawberries with Cream 
Homemade Cake 
Cheese Salteens 


P. O. Miller, Chairman 

Sweet Mixed Pickle 
Julienne Potatoes 
Crystallized Apple 

eas m ^^ases 


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Class of 1923 

Colors: Red and Black 

Class Officers 

Robert Gordon Hunt President 

Jess Walters Caldwell Vice-President 

Hal Costolo Historian 


Class of 1923 

Adams, J. H Alta\.. i, Va. 

Akers, E. L., Jr Lynchburg, Va. 

Alexander, R., Jr. . . Washington, D. C. 
Bailey, B. P., Jr. ... New York, N. Y. 

Barrow, H. B Blackstone, Va. 

Barrow, J. L Blackitone, Va. 

Baxter, J. M Washington, D. C. 

Belden, a. W.. Jr. ... Woodlawn, Pa. 

Blain, S. F Lexington, Va. 

BramE, T. a Jackson, Miss. 

Briggs, a. S., Jr Richmond, Va. 

Brown, E. R Deer Park, Texas 

BUDD, R. D., Jr Petersburg, Va. 

Caldwell, J. W. ... East Radford, Va. 

Casey, R. E Lynchburg, Va. 

Chappell, C. J., Jr Macon, Ga. 

Clarke, B. L Philadelphia, Pa. 

Clarkson, J. L Millboro, Va. 

Coleman, J. H Petersburg, Va. 

Coleman, S. B Snell, Va. 

Cook, S., Jr Sheffield, Ala. 

CosTOLO, Hal Lynchburg, Va. 

Cunningham, E. H Louisa, Va. 

Cure, J. W., Jr Roanoke, Va. 

DaUBE, L. L Ardmore, Okla. 

Davenport, J. C, Jr. ... Roanoke, Va. 

Davis, R. L Hampton, Va. 

Derryberry, L. T. ... Nashville, Tenn. 

Dillon, E. P Indian Rock, Va. 

Dudley, T. U., Jr Middleburg, Va. 

Durham, E. A. ... Garden City, N. Y. 

Farwell, C. a New Orleans, La. 

Foster, S. P Norfolk, Va. 

Francis, C. K Tulsa, Okla. 

Franklin, A. G Richmond, Va. 

Franklin, E. C Richmond, Va. 

Gatewood, R. L. . . . Newport News, Va. 

GlRAND, J Phoenix, Ariz. 

GoODE, M. R., Jr Lynchburg, Va. 

Goodman, P. P Norfolk, Va. 

GWATHMEY, A. T Richmond, Va. 

Hankins, j. DeW Richmond, Va. 

Harrison, W. R Boyce, Va. 

Hart, C. J Jackson, Miss. 

Hunt, R. G Gordonsville, Va. 

IvEY, E. C, Jr Lynchburg, Va. 

Jackson, R Roanoke, Va. 

Johnson, C. A Florence, S. C. 

Jones, F. W Gloucester, Va. 

Jones, W. F Marshall, Texas 

Joyner, E., Jr Norfolk, Va. 

Keesee, p. C Witt, Va. 

Kyle, J. H Lynchburg, Va. 

Lai, T. P Canton, China 

Light, C. P., Jr. ... Washington, D. C. 

Lynch, G. P., Jr Richmond, Va. 

McMillan, E. C Bristow, Okla. 

McGregor, D. L Dululh, Minn. 

Major, A. J Pencoyd, Pa. 

Maloney, F. C, Jr. ... Lynchburg, Va. 
Mason, J. W., Jr. . . Rocky Mount, N. C. 

Mays, B. P Augusta, Ga. 

Mei, I. C Canton, China 

Miller, G. T. . . . Little Washington, Va. 

Miller, H. L Morganion, N. C. 

Mitchell, J. A., Jr. . . . Livingston, Ala. 

Moore, W. F Shreveport, La. 

Morgan, T. P Eagle Rock, Va. 

MorriSS, B. E Blackstone, Va. 

Page, F. M Raleigh, N. C. 

Pace, H. H Arvonia, Va. 

Parker, C. L Yazoo City, Miss. 

Penniman, G. a Dallas, Texas 

Peterson, E. D Chincoteague, Va. 

Pettyjohn, M. M. ... Lynchburg, Va. 

Plowden, E. R Richmond, Va. 

Polk, C. L Helena, Ark. 

Porter, H. W Louisa, Va. 

PcRTER, T. V Jacksonville. Fla. 

Pretlow, R. H Suffolk, Va. 

Preston, W. C. . . New York City, N. Y. 
Prince, F. P Norfolk, Va. 


Ramsey, C. S Uniontown, Pa. 

Reid, J. G Richmond, Va. 

Rice, H. B Roanoke, Va. 

Robertson, G. L Lochapoka, Ala. 

Robertson, T. H., Jr. . . . Fayette, Ala. 

Ryland, L. H Richmond, Va. 

Saunders, C. W Richmond, Va. 

Shields, T. D Leonard, Texas 

Shorter. W. C Callans, Va. 

Schmidt, A. C Memphis, Tenn. 

Shervin, W. H., Jr. . . . Richmond, Va. 

SoUTHALL, V. W Dinwiddie, Va. 

Spindle, T. H Christianburg, Va. 

Stone, B. B., Jr. . . . Fort Worth, Texas 

Sydnor, G. W Richmond, Va. 

Thomas, C. M Guinea Mills, Va. 

Thompson, E. C Chatham, Va. 

Thornton, B. N. . . . Fredericksburg, Va. 

Turner, A. E Quitman, Ga. 

Turner, R. A Mobile, Ala. 

VadeN, T. H Chatham, Va. 

Williams, E. M Berryville, Va. 

Winchester, M. D. . . . Galveston, Texas 

Withers, R. W Suffolk, Va. 

Woodward, J. E Suffolk, Va. 

Yarborough, M. N. ... Richmond, Va. 

HE first hundred years are the hardest. Whatever consolation that may be 
for us around eighty years from now, we cannot tell. We have completely 
passed through two of our four years as a class at the Institute, and we 
are well along in the course of a third. We have finned out together as 
Rats ; we have shot our bombs as a Third Class should ; and now we wear our two stripes 
with pride and feel, like the Roman gladiator, that "ye do well to call me chief." 

On the eighth of September, men, "brother Rats" in '19, and Bolsheviki of last 
year, backed and twisted again into Lexington on the B. & O. and collected beneath the 
towers of V. M. I. Upon our return it was necessary to decide on the course in which 
we were to become distinguished — or "extinguished." The question was necessarily a 
trying one — whether we would become devotees of Dixon, followers of "Piggy," hench- 
men of "Monk," or disciples of "Ole Rat." The division came along the usual lines, 
with Liberal Arts somewhat the favorite. 

In the field of athletics we have always been well represented. This year, among 
the rest, we gave Hunt, Costolo, and Caldwell to the football team; and Kyle, Cure, 
and Maloney to the basketball team. In baseball we are represented by Page, Southall, 
and Hart. 

We reelected Hunt, Caldwell, and Costolo as president, vice-president, and historian. 
Mays and Casey were chosen to lead the "greatest Final Ball that ever came off at 
V. M. I." The crowning point of the year came on December 3, when we put on 
our class rings. 

The Class of '23 is getting well along in life. As we grow older in V. M. I., 
knowing the present is ours, we hold increasing pride for the past and greater hopes for 
die future. Our outlook on life, which varied extremely as Rats and Third Classmen, 
lias again changed completely ; and we face the time when we will be First Classmen, 
and only one more year of our Institute life will lie before us. The first hundred are 
the hardest. 

For three years we have been a class. As First Classmen we believe that we will 
so act as to make all V. M. I. men proud of us as a class, and every man of us proud 
to say, "I, too, am a member of the Class of '23." 

H. P. Costolo, Historian. 




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Class of 1924 

Colors: Blue and While 

Class Officers 


Walter Irvine Jordan Vice-PreslJenl 

Giles Henry Miller, Jr Historian 




Class of 1924 

Adams, K. F Richmond, V'a. 

AdkINS, a. H Danville, Va. 

AlwoRTH, F. C, Jr. . Green Cove Sp'gs., Fla. 

Anderson, E. G., Jr Homan. Ark. 

Andrews, R. A Memphis, Tenn. 

Archer, R. B Waynesboro, Va. 

Atwell. K. V Houston, Texas 

Bagby, F. H Portsmouth, Va. 

Bailey. F. W Norfolk, Va. 

Bain, F. M Shreveport, La. 

BaiRD, J. C., Jr Baird, Miss. 

Baird, J. R Baird, Miss. 

Barksdale, J. R Richmond, Va. 

Baughan, E. S Lynchburg, Va. 

Baya, J. F Tampa, Fla. 

Bickfcrd, J. v., Jr Hampton, Va. 

Billeiter, D. J Shreveport, La. 

Borland. T. R Norfolk, Va. 

Boyce, W. Q Amarillo, Texas 

Briggs, C. D., Jr Richmond, Va. 

Brower, R. C Caddo, Tex. 

Bruck. L. H Tyler, Tex. 

Buchanan, R. F Stamps, Ark. 

BURACKER, E. M Luray, Va. 

Burgess, L. E Scottsville, Va. 

Burr, L. G.. Jr New York, N. Y. 

BuRRESS, C, A Richmond, Va. 

Butterfield, W. M. . . Brookhaven, Miss. 

Calhoun, W Quitman, Ga. 

Camp, P. D., Jr Franklin, Va. 

Carlton, E. T Roanoke, Va. 

Carstens, C. S Shreveport, La. 

Causey, J. C. Jr Suffolk. Va. 

Chapin. L Richmond, Va. 

Chaudoin, E. O. ... Fort Worth, Texas 

Clarkson, R. R MiUboro, Va. 

ClifT. C. H Lavirton, Okla. 

Coleman, W. E Manassas, Va. 

Cole, J. T Danville, Va. 

Couch, W. W., Jr. ... Lynchburg, Va. 
Dennis, H. B Salisbury, Md. 

Denny, CO White Post, Va. 

Denton, O. L Paris, Ky. 

Doty, M. H Winnsboro, S. C. 

Downs, L. M Richmond, Va. 

Drennen, C. N Birmingham, Ala. 

East. J. F., Jr Norfolk, Va. 

Edmondson, J. p. . . . East Radford, Va. 

EwiNC. W New Orleans, La. 

Feast, C. F Baltimore, Md. 

Faulkner, W Monroe, Va. 

Ferguson, E. C. . . . Waynesvilie, N. C. 

Ford. F. P New Orleans. La. 

Garland. A. P Graham. Va. 

Garrett, T. J Richmond. Va. 

GooCH. W. P.. Jr Staunton, Va. 

Gregory, F. I Tunstall. Va. 

Hannah. A. L., Jr Norfolk. Va. 

Hassinger. W. H.. Jr. . . Birmingham, Ala. 

Hawks, R. E Portsmouth. Va. 

Henry, H. N Guntersville, Ala. 

HoRNE, T. C Carlsbad, N. M. 

Hull, F. H Marion. Va. 

Nicholson. N. H. . . . Washington, D. C. 

HUNTT, P Atlanta. Ga. 

Irby. B. S Cincinnati. Ohio 

Jordan, W. 1 Norfolk, Va. 

Keely, R. a Kayford. W. Va. 

King. M. B Ridgewood, N. J. 

Knox. R. H.. Jr Miami, Fla. 

Lacy, J. B., Jr Roanoke. Va. 

Lee. B. W Hamkangnando. Korea 

Leonard. R. P Denver. Colo. 

Letcher, J. S Lexington, Va. 

Lewis, C. W Darlington, S. C. 

Link, E. W., Jr Palestine. Texas 

Lucy, W. D. C Houston. Texas 

McCoLGAN, H. B Norton, Va. 

McGill, H Petersburg, Va. 

Malone, F. R Greensboro, Md. 

Marshall, St. J. R. . . . Portsmouth, Va. 
Meade, R. D Danville. Va. 



Mears, H. a Asheville, N. C. 

Meyer, P. R Lafayette, La. 

Miller, G. H Lynchburg, Va. 

Moses, D. D Lynchburg, Va. 

NoELL, W. C Lynchburg, Va. 

Nolan, T. L Marietta, Ga. 

NcRVELL, J. E., Jr. . . Huntington, W. Va. 

OsNATO, J. M New York, N. Y. 

Pace, CM Hampton, Va. 

Palmer, R. D Round Hill, Va. 

Peeples, T. G Valdosta, Ga. 

Redd, C. F Studley, Va. 

Rice, T. O Fredericksburg, Va. 

Rogerson, C. a. T. ... Richmond, Va. 

RuFFNER, C Charleston, W. Va. 

Ryder, E. B Richmond, Va. 

Ryland, W. B Richmond, Va. 

Saunders, T. H Hampton, Va. 

Semans, C. S Uniontown, Pa. 

Scott, A. B Richmond, Va. 

Sherry, F. M Richmond. Va. 

Siewert, R. J Chicago, III. 

Simpson, W Norfolk, Va. 

Sims, J. L Orange, Texas 

Smith, A. N East Durham, N. C. 

Smith, CM Chicago, 111. 

SpENCE, H. A Saginaw, Mich. 

Stallworth, P Marlin, Tex. 

Stevens, J. R New Orleans, La. 

Stokes, R. G Lynchburg. Va. 

Story, H. G Courlland, Va. 

StovIN, p. B Orange, Va. 

SullENBERCER, R. L. ... Monterey, Va. 
Sullivan, CM.. . . Huntington, W. Va. 

Taylor, J. B Charlottesville, Va. 

Terry, R. S Lynchburg, Va. 

Thompson, F. L. ... South Boston, Va. 

Thornton, H. W Chicago, III. 

TiMBERLAKE, L Charlottesville, Va. 

Trundle, M. C Leesburg, Va. 

Updyke, S. B Little Rock, Ark. 

Wallace, R. L Chase City, Va. 

Wong, K. F Shanghai, China 

Waring, R. K Chicago, III. 

Washington, J. A. . . Charlestown, W. Va. 

Watts, J. W Lynchburg, Va. 

Wells, R. H Dendron, Va. 

Williamson, P. N Graham, Va. 

WoODFIN, J. E., Jr Richmond, Va. 

Yates, F. W Luray, Va. 

Yates, R. C Alexandria, Va. 

Yates, J. M Alexandria, Va. 

Yost, E. B Paris, Texas 

Young, W., Jr Montdair, N. J. 



Tkird Class History 

FTER a year of arduous service marked by hardships and miseries of Rat- 
hood, the Class of '24 at last climbs to the second round of the ladder. 
Kind reader, have you ever had two months seem hke two weeks? 
Thus our summer furlough seemed to us when we again boarded the "Sun- 
set Limited" for Lexington. But the spirit of the Institute was still with 
us, and we were glad to return to greet our classmates and the rest of the school, who 
would now look upon us as something more than "God's dumbest creatures." 

Shortly after our arrival came the "thrill that comes once in a lifetime," when we 
heard for the first time the turn-out: "Important meeting of the Third Class in G-3 
right away." At this meeting we reelected Faulkner president and Jordan vice-president, 
two men who are fully capable of leading the class. 

The regular routine started September 8, when reveille, classes, drill, and taps came 
in their regular order. 

At Coach Clarkson's first call for football candidates many '24 men trotted out on 
the hill. From these there developed several letter men, including Faulkner, Ryder, and 
Attwell. Others who showed up well were Carlton, Huntt, P., Briggs, C, Saunders, 
T., Baird, J., McColgan, Ferguson, Doty, and Nolan. 

Again this year we were fortunate enough to have the Christmas furlough granted 
on the merit system. About fifty per cent of the Third Class won this furlough, leaving 
the rest behind to make up their studies. Like all other Third Classes, we had our 
troubles at Christmas time, but we succeeded in getting through the fire safely, and 
started on the smooth road toward June. 

In basketball we were well represented by such men as Ryder, Attwell, Carlton, 
and Denton. At this writing it is too early to make any prophecies about baseball and 
track; but we have no doubt that there will be a number of '24 men represented. 

Now we are all looking forward to next year, when we shall have earned the coveted 
ring, and the blue and white of '24 will be one step further toward the final goal. We 
expect an unusually large number of the class to return next fall, each to choose his own 
course of study, remembering that: 

"Ships sail East, 
Ships sail West, 

With the selfsame winds that blow; 
It's not the gales. 
But the set of the sails 
That determine the wa^y they go." 

We have a good class, men. Let's stick together and come back strong next year, 
thus making this, the Class of 1924, one of the best in the history of old V. M. I. 

Giles H. Miller, Jr., H'nionan. 








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Class of 1925 

Class Officers 

Tyree McDaniel Almond President 

R. Willis Kellogg Vice-President 

Dan Witt Historian 


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Class of 1925 

Almond, T. M Lynchburg, Va. 

Andrews. O. B. ... Chattanooga, Fenn. 

Andrews, G Chattanooga, Tenn. 

Anthony, J. C Richmond, Va. 

Barker, J. M., Jr Axton, Va. 

Barbour, C. S Martinsville, Va. 

Beekler, a. M Chico, Cal. 

BiRGE, G. W Sherman, Texas 

Black, J. P Shreveport, La. 

Blacksher, D. W Mobile, Ala. 

Blount, D. P Norfolk, Va. 

BoHANNAN, W. W Surry, Va. 

Bolton, C. M., Jr. . . Charlottesville, Va. 

Bowers, J. S Washington, D. C. 

Boxley, a., Jr Roanoke, Va. 

Brandon, R. C Richmond, Va. 

Brandon, M. M.. Jr Atlanta, Ga. 

Bringhurst, H. B Houston, Tex«s 

Britton, C. V Rutherford, N. J. 

Brown, C. P Eufaula, Ala. 

Bruce, S. M Houston, Texas 

Bruton, T. W Biscoe, N. C. 

BryfOGLE, M. E Nescopeck, Pa. 

Bryson, J. W Savannah, Ga. 

Buchanan, L. M Norfolk, Va. 

Burkhalter. p. B Mobile, Ala. 

Campbell, A. K Richmond, Va. 

CamMACK, R. B., Jr Dallas, Texas 

Garden. R. C West Pomt, Va. 

Caskin, Langdon, Jr. . . Philadelphia. Pa. 
Clark, T. C. ...... Canton, Ohio 

Clary, W. T Greensboro, N. C. 

Cleveland, W. G. . . . New Orleans. La. 

Clement. F. K Petersburg, Va. 

Cobb, N. M Montpelier, Vt. 

Condon, R Washington, D. C. 

Condon, M. M Washington, D. C 

Cooper, B. P Lebanon, Ky. 

Cooper, H. P Lebanon, Ky. 

CoRLEY. N. B Clarksdale. Miss. 

Cromwell. T. M Baltimore, Md. 

Cunningham, E. L.. Jr. . Newport News, Va. 

Dadmun, B. M Norfolk, Va. 

Dale. D. E Henrietta. Texas 

Davis. T. M Austin. Texas 

Davis. T. J Mathews. Va. 

Davidson. J. M Bedford, Va. 

Dean, W. S Eufaula, Ala. 

Dickinson, R. N. . . . Rocky Mount, Va. 

Douthat. a. W Richmond. Va. 

DOWD. S. M Charlotte. N. C. 

Dryden. H. E Fayetteville. Tenn. 

Echols. P Glasgow. Va. 

Edwards. L. C Beaumont. Texas 

Evans. T. C South Boston, Va. 

Farley, F. C Charleston. W. Va. 

Ferebee. E. S Norfolk. Va. 

Ferguson. F. E Roanoke. Va. 

Field. T. A.. Jr Petersburg. Va. 

Fields. D. L. M LaGrange. N. C. 

Flippo. J. F Roanoke. Va. 

Foster, C. E Philadelphia, Pa. 

Freeman, C. R Sherman, Texas 

Furman, G. C Shreveport, La. 

Galt, H. T Herndon, Va. 

Gammon, T. A Norfolk, Va. 

Gibson. H. R Baltimore. Md. 

Glazebrook. M. a Richmond. Va. 

Glendy. R. E Dublin, Va. 

GoDDIN, J. C Richmond, Va. 

GooDE. M. M Chase City. Va. 

GooDLOE. T. W. . . . Big Stone Gap. Va. 
GoODRIDGE. G. McG. . . . Richmond. Va. 

Gore, J. W Rockingham. N. C. 

Granger. R. L Chester. Pa. 

Gray. T. L Roanoke. Va. 

Gray. H. M Onancock. Va. 

Griffith. L. A.. Jr. . . . Columbia. S. C. 

HadLEY. G. F Greenville. N. C. 

Hall. H. S Birmingham. Ala. 

Hamilton. J. R Anniston. Ala. 

Hammond, C. R Richmond. Va. 

HanES. J. C Dillwyn. Va. 

Harris. Fred. Jr Dallas. Texas 

Hatchett. J. M Petersburg. Va. 

HaRTT. S. T Portsmouth. Va. 

Henderson. H. F. . North Wilkerboro. N. C. 
HeRRERA. G. a. Canlitan Surigao. P. I. 

HiCKSON. E. B Lynchburg. Va. 

Hill. K. F Beloit. Wis. 

Hill, R. F Kinston, N. C. 

Hodgson, A. D Fort Worth, Texas 

Holtzman, H. H Luray, Va. 

Holmes, H. D Bluefield, W. Va. 

Holt, J. F Sherman, Texas 

Holt, H. H Hampton, Va. 

Hope. J. W Hampton. Va. 

Hopkins. W. A Richmond. Va. 

Hopkins. L. M Richmond. Va. 

Hopkins. J. R Atlanta. Ga. 

Houston. L. J Fredericksburg. Va. 

HuNDALL. B. D Covington. Va. 

Hudgins. R. M Hampton. Va. 

Hull. H. S Birmingham. Ala. 

Hunter. J. G Pounding Mill. Va. 

Hurt. W. I Blackstone. Va. 

Jackson. A. M Lebanon. Ky. 

Jarrell. E. W Temple, Texas 

Johnson, A. S., Jr Franklin, Va. 

Johnson, R. A. ... Johnson City, lenn. 

Johnson, L. E Birmingham, Ala. 

Jones, L. M Goshen, Va. 

Jones, B. G Morrison, Va. 

JuNKIN, J. P Lexington, Va. 

Keller, W. M Charlottesville, Va. 

Kellogg, R. W St. Louis. Mo. 

Kellogg, M. K St. Louis, Mo. 

Kemper, G. W Lexington, Ky. 

Kershaw, J. K Birmingham, Ala. 

King, J. G Fredericksburg, Va. 

Kloman, J. T Fargo, N. D. 

Lacy, R. T Paris, Texas 

Lambert, M. L., Jr. . . . Sappington, Mo. 

Land, A. L Surry, Va. 

Layer, C. R Portsmouth, Va. 

Lee, J. D Lynchburg, Va. 

Lee, C. D Rocky Mount, Va. 

Link, H. H Palestine, Texas 

Lipscomb, G. H Columbus, Miss. 

Liu, L W Canton, China 

Long, J. F Statesville, N. C. 

Lucy, J. L Houston, Texas 

Luther, J. H Danville, Va. 

Marchant, G. S., Jr. ... Mathews, Va. 

Marsh, G. A . Raleigh, N. C. 

Marshall, S. W Dallas, Texas 

Meisel, a. L Richmond, Va. 

Miller, R. H Minden, La. 

Miller, T. G Elkhorn, W. Va. 

MoiR, W Roanoke, Va. 

MooRES, C. L Fayelteville, Tenn. 

Moore, M. S Portsmouth, Va. 

Morton, E. M. . . Webster Springs, W. Va. 

Morrison, R. C Baltimore, Md. 

Morrison, S. H Richmond, Va. 

MacDonald, H. E. . . Martinsburg, W. Va. 
McCracKEN, T. W. . Mineral Wells, Texas 

McCuRDY, G. N Norfolk, Va. 

McCuTCHAN, B. B. . . Clifton Forge, Va. 

McDowell, S. N Fincastle, Va. 

McNamara, W. F Lynchburg, Va. 

NasON, C Bangor, Me. 

Neikirk, S. G Graham, Va. 

Nelson, S. F New Britain, Conn. 

Nugent, S. G Etiredi, Va. 

Owen, J. C Jarratt, Va. 

Pack, W. S Bramwell, W. Va. 

Parkinson, J. T., Jr. . . . Richmond, Va. 

Partridge, P. H Charlotte, N. C. 

PaXTON, R. M Redmond, Va. 

Peebles, W. M Buffalo, N. Y. 

Penhallegon, W. K. . Birmingham, Ala. 

Perkins, W. R Stokes, N. C. 

Perrin, D. B Gloucester, Va. 

Perry, C. J Birmingham, Ala. 

Phillips, G. G Montclair, N. J. 

PiCKRELL, G. M Portsmouth, Va. 

Pillow, J. E Petersburg, Va. 

Pitts, CD Norfolk, Va. 

Pritchett, E. M Brokenburg, Va. 

Ragland, C. T Paris, Texas 

Ramey, F. a Richmond, Va. 

Reilly, a. J Birmingham, Ala. 

Reynolds, F. J Gate City, Va. 

Rigsbee, a. M Durham, N. C. 

Roberdeau, J. a Austin, Texas 

Robinson, J. D Atlanta, Ga. 

Roch, C. H Hampton, Va. 

Roane, S. R Whittier, N. C. 

Rose, S. P Richmond, Va. 

RUFFIN, W. C. . . . Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Sanders, W. M Graham, Va. 

Saunders, G. W Roanoke, Va. 

Saunders, R. C Richmond, Va. 

Scarburgh, T. B., Jr. . . . Accomac, Va. 

SCHOEN, C. C Atlanta, Ga. 

Scott, E. W Warren, Va. 

Seaton, E. T Richmond, Va. 

Shiplett, G. O Mt. Solen, Va. 

Shoenfeld, H. a Seattle, Wash. 

Shoenfeld, K. L Seattle, Wash. 

Short, J. H Vicksburg, Miss. 

Smith, J. C Blalock, Ala. 

Smith, G. L Fort Worth, Texas 

Smith, N. C Edgewood, Md. 

Smith, C Dallas, Texas 

SpanglER, F. T Roanoke, Va. 

Spady, T. R Hampton. Va. 

Spence, H. S Saginaw, Mich. 

Sronce, J Statesville, N. C. 

Steele, W. C Birmingham, Ala. 

Stokes, H. M Vinita, Okla. 

Stroud, W. E Goldsboro. N. C. 

Taylor, S. W Norfolk, Va. 

Taylor, B Princeton, W. Va. 

Thomas, J. R Cumberland, Va. 

Thomas, C. G Portsmouth, Va. 

ThomassON, E. B Richmond, Va. 

Thompson, T Galveston, Texas 

ThysON, W. F Washington, D. C. 

Travis, D. A Cape Charles, Va. 

Walker, E. T Orlando. Fla. 

Walker, W. B Orlando, Fla. 

Ward, J. D Clarksville. Ark. 

Warwick, A Buffalo, N. Y. 

Watkins, M. P Roanoke. Va. 

Watson, H. F Silver Springs. Md. 

Weaver, J. M Portsmouth. Va. 

Wells, R. W Birmingham, -Ala. 

Webb, P., Jr Shelbv, N. C. 

Williamson, R. A Rockford, 111. 

Wilson, C. P. H. . . . Newport News. Va. 

Wilson, E. D Strafford, Pa. 

Witt, D Richmond, Va. 

White, J. L Abingdon, Va. 

YowelL, R. B Charlotles\ille, \'a. 

Yotz, A. a Otego, N. Y. 

ZendT, J. E Souderlon, Pa. 

ZuNG, Y. F Shanghai, China 


Fourtn Class History 

HE hot September sun shone pitilessly upon us, "new cadets," as we came 
in groups of two and three to join the youngest class at V. M. I. After 
matriculation a sergeant showed us how to "fin out," and led us through 
the courtyard, 'midst scowling faces and growling voices, to the Com- 
mandant's office. Here we were assigned to companies and rooms. Thence the sergeant 
took us to the military store and arsenal, where we received khaki "Rat pants," large 
blunt-toed shoes, gray shirts, and very greasy rifles. So was born the Rat Class, the 
future Class of '25. 

Then came drills. From morning until night we tramped the dusty parade ground, 
driven on by relentless drillmasters. But soon, as the old cadets began to arrive, drills 
became less frequent, the regular routine was started, the first nightmare was over. 

One of the most noteworthy incidents of the first months was the first "shirt-tail 
parade." At 1 1 :30 P. M. every Rat in barracks rushed out on the stoop, beating a 
bucket and yelling. The fury lasted about five minutes, when it was deemed expedient 
to beat a hasty retreat at the approach of the O. D. On the day of the Virginia game 
we were released from "Rathood." Although this was but for a short day, we will 
never forget the thrill. The Richmond trip gave us another break in the monotony, 
although this was mixed with the hardship of our first long parade. 

With nothing but Christmas furloughs to look forward to, we settled down to "play 
the game square" and "make the grade." And make it we did — except for some few 
of us who apparently preferred V. M. I. and two more days of old cadet life to a 
trip home. 

After Christmas the monotony of examinations was broken by the shooting of two 
hundred and fifty Roman candles about 1 1 :30 one night. As a result of this escapade 
we were required to drill on Wednesdays and Saturdays and were put under confine- 
ment for two weeks. 

In athletics '25 shone. On the varsity football squad we had Farley, Watkins, 
Ferguson, Gray, and Barbour, with many others on the scrubs. In basketball White, 
Rigsbee, Gray, Roane, Pack, and FerguEon showed up well. As prospects for baseball 
we have Pillow, Pack, Hatchett, and Nugent. 

Almond and Kellogg, W., were chosen president and vice-president, respectively. 
Under their leadership we hope to carry on the work of V. M. I. and place the name 
of '25 among the best. 

Dan Witt, Historian. 


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Departments of Instruction 

Civil Engineering 

Electrical Engineering 

Cnemical Engineering 

Liberal Arts 





Department of Civil Engineering 

Colonel Robert B. Poague 

Lieutenant-Colonel James A. Anderson 
Major James G. Allen 

Captain Robert A. Marr, Jr. 

L. H. Baker 

A. W. Black 

W. F. Drewry. Jr. 


K. H. Gayle 

First Class 

A. W. Harman 
D. V. Johnson 

B. F. Parrott 

N. W. Pendleton 

S. Reynolds 


S. B. Settle 

J. H. Adams 
B. P. Bailey, Jr. 
J. M. Baxter 
R. D. BuDD, Jr. 

L. Clark, Jr 
J. W. Caldwell 

Second Class 

A. G. Franklin 
E. C. Franklin 
M. R. GooDE 
R. G. Hunt 


T. P. Ui 

B. E. Morriss 

C. L. Parker 
T. H. Robertson, Jr. 


T. D. Shields 

Department of Electrical Engineering 

Colonel Francis Mallory 

Lieutenant-Colonel Stewart W. Anderson 
Major Sterling M. Heflin 

Captain Robert J. Trinkle 

G. L. AcNOR 
W. C. Ames, Jr. 
C. E. Anderson 
W. W. Archer, Jr. 
G. R. BucH 
E. L. Carroll, Jr. 
R. G. Carter 
E. M. Clark 


A. D. Crenshaw 

First Class 

S. Glazier 

J. R. A. HoBsoN, Jr. 

T. T. Hubard 

J. O. Johnson 

W. A. Kinnear, Jr. 

D. C. Little 

W. C. Marshall 

R. W. P. Martin 

J. P. Moore 

W. V. O'Brien 

W. A. Patterson 
M. W. Pennybacker 
T. C. Rainey 
W. G. Robertson 
C. L. RuFFiN, Jr. 
A. G. Shackelford 
W. V. Shannon 
W. P. Venable, Jr. 
H. W. Wilson 
R. J. Yaffey 

Second Class 

R. Alexander, Jr. 
H. B. Barrow 
A. W. Belden, Jr. 
S. F. Blain 
T. A. Brame 
A. S. Briccs 
J. H. Coleman 
S. B. Coleman 
J. L. Clarkson 
S. S. Cooke, Jr. 
J. W. Cure, Jr. 
J. C. Davenport 
E. P. Dillon 

S. p. Foster 

G. L. Robertson 

R. L. Gatewood 

A. C. Schmidt 

J. Girand 

G. W. Sydnor 

W. R. Harrison 

C. M. Thomas 

C. A. Johnson 

E. C. Thompson 

F. W. Jones 

B. N. Thornton 

G. P. Lynch 

A. E. Turner 

G. T. Miller 

T. H. Vaden 

H. L. Miller 

R. W. Withers 

H. H. Page 

E. M. Williams 

E. D. Peterson 

J. E. Woodward 

R. H. Pretlow 

E. V. White 

H. B. Rice 

M. N. Yarborough 







Department of Chemical Engineering 

Colonel Hunter Pendleton 

Colonel N. Beverley Tucker 

Captain James A. B. Dillard 

Captain Reuben J. Grim 

Captain Harry L. Watson 

First Class 

J. M. Blankenship 


P. O. Miller 

F. P. Bonney 

T. B. Douglas 

S. B. Peed 

J. M. Booze 

W. S. Douglas 


D. F. Brown 


S. B. Tillman 

J.J. Campodonico 


W. B. White 

J. O. Colonna 

H. Haas 

Second Class 

J. M. Young 

J. L. Barrow 

C. A. Farwell 

E. R. Plowden 

E. R. Brown 


J. G. Reid 

E. H. Cunningham 

J. H. Kyle 

C. W. Saunders, Jr 

R. L. Davis 

D. L. MacGrecor 

W. C. Shorter 

E. A. Durham 

F. C. Maloney, Jr. 

J. A. SiMMS 

T. U. Dudley, Jr. 

G. A. Penniman 


Department of Liberal Arts 

Colonel Henry C. Ford 

Colonel Raymond E. Dixon 

Colonel William M. Hunley 
Lieutenant-Colonel Benjamin F. Crowson 

Major Hernando M. Read 
Major John E. Townes 

W. H. Booth, Jr. 
Jere Bunting, Jr. 
A. M. Campbell, Jr. 
A. W. Fontana 
N. P. Catling, Jr. 
R. C. Grant 
G. T. Gray, Jr. 
J. F. Greene 

E. L. Akers, Jr. 

R. E. Casey 

C. J. Chappell, Jr. 


L. L. Daube 
L. T. Derryberry 
C. K. Francis 
P. P. Goodman 
S. G. Harriss, Jr. 
J. De W. Hankins 

First Class 
J. H. Groce D. a. Overbey, Jr. 

S. S. Hucer 
Ray McCauley 
E. B. Macrae 
L. H. Manning 
G. E. Morrison 
N. H. Nelson 
R. G. Norman 

H. L. Pace 

W. M. Perkinson 

W. H. Philp 

M. G. Ramey 

R. M. RiDGELY, Jr. 

W. O. Skillman 


Second Class 

C. J. Hart 
E. C. IvEY, Jr. 
J. R. Jackson 
W. F. Jones 
C. P. Light, Jr. 
E. C. McMillan 
J. W. Mason, Jr. 
B. P. Mays 

J. A. Mitchell 
W. F. Moore 
T. P. Morgan 
F. M. Page 
H. W. Porter 
T. V. Porter 
E. P. Prince 
C. L. Polk 
L. H. Ryland 

F. P. Stubbs, Jr. 
F. L. Summers 
Charles Syer, Jr. 
C. E. Townsend 


R. R. Venable 

W. C. Wescott, Jr. 

T. H. Spindle 
T. G. Spratt 

B. B. Stone 
R. A. Turner 

M. D. Winchester 

C. S. Ramsey 

W. H. Shervin, Jr. 
M. M. Pettyjohn 
W. C. Preston, Jr. 



The V. M. I. Summer School 

HE 1 92 1 Summer School inaugurated a new abode for those cadets who had 
been mentally too inert to make the required stands in their studies. The 
Alum was deserted and the Institute purchased as an appropriate setting for 
its unfortunates in a scenically charming spot possibly the most historic and 
ancient hostelry in Virginia, the Rockbridge Baths Hotel, and leased enough 
adjacent ground to serve as site for the tents of the enrolled summer students ; the hotel 
itself comprised headquarters and the hke. 

A compensation for the somewhat crude conveniences of the camp was its location, only 
a couple of miles from Wilson Springs, the summer resort of Rockbridge County, and 
separated only by the road from a camp of really charming young girls. 

The term started with a short meeting of the faculty and cadets at which the latter 
received outlines of their studies and admonitions as to their future conduct, after which 
they scattered with various aims ; to pay their respects to such of the ladies as they knew 
across the way, to open charge accounts at the settlement stores, to make friends with 
the bucolic neighbors and the like. The long summer days marched by. Fancies for 
study were indulged in the morning and, in some few cases, in the early afternoon. This 
period, however, served the majority of the cadets either as a club hour or as a time for 
siestas for rejuvenation sufficient to allow the observance of such social amenities as swim- 
ming, riding and walking parties vvnth the neighboring campers, or for the devotees of more 
strenuous enjoyment, the playing of baseball and horseshoe pitching. A really creditable 
team was made up of the pseudo-athletes. 

In the evenings studies were briefly cultivated before the night's social activities, dates 
with the neighboring campers, or nearby dances started in full force. Then Messrs. 
Calculus, Analytics and Mechanics were left in the background. After the final ball 
had completed the list of social functions the keydet plodded his weary way to the Institute. 



Major Albert B. Dockery, United States Cavalry 
Commandant of Cadets 


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Tactical Officers 

Major A. B. Dockery 

U. S. Cavalry 

Professor of Military Science and Tactics 

Commandant of Cadets 

Major H. P. Boykin 
Assistant Commandant of Cadets 

Major S. M. Heflin 
Supervising Company "A" 

Major J. G. Allen 
Supervising Company "B" 

Major H. M. Read 
Supervising Company "C" 

Captain J. A. B. Dillard 
Supenising Company "D" 

Captain R. P. James 
Supervising Company "E" 

Captain L. A. Womeldorf 
Supenising Company "F" 

Captain J. H. C. Mann 

Captain R. C. Weaver 

Captain H. L. Watson 


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Cadet Commissionecl Omcers 

W. H. Booth, Jr CaJei Captain Companv "A" 

A. M. Campbell, Jr Cadet Captain Compan\) "B" 

W. F. Drewry, Jr Cadet Captain Company "C" 

W. V. Shannon Cadet Captain Compan\) "D" 

T. B. Douglas Cadet Captain Company "E" 

F. L. Summers Cadet Captain Company "F" 

R. M. RiDCELY, Jr Cadet First Lieutenant and Adjutant 

J.^ M. Young Cadet First Lieutenant Company) "A" 

B. F. Parrott Cadet First Lieutenant Compan}) "B" 

W. P. Venable, Jr Cadet First Lieutenant Company "C" 

W. S. Douglas Cadet First Lieutenant Company "D" 

W. O. Skillman Cadet First Lieutenant Company) "E" 

F. P. BoNNEY Cadet First Lieutenant Company "F" 

F. P. Stubbs, Jr Cadet Second Lieutenant and Quartermaster 

R. C. Grant Cadet Second Lieutenant Company) "A" 

E. M. Clark Cadet Second Lieutenant Company "B" 

A. D. Crenshaw . Cadet Second Lieutenant Company) "C" 

A. W. Fontana Cadet Second Lieutenant Company "D" 

M. G. Ramey ... Cadet Second Lieutenant Company "E" 

M. H. Connally . Cadet Second Lieutenant Company "F" 

Battalion Staff 

R. M. RiDCELY, Jr Firsl Lieuienanl and AJjutanl 

F. P. Stubbs, Jr Second Lieuienanl and Quartermasler 

B. P. Mays Sergeant Major 

M. D. Winchester Color Sergeant 

R. Alexander, Jr Color Sergeant 





W. H. Booth, Jr. 

Mrs. William Henry Booth 

J. M. Young 
First Lieutenant 

R. C. Grant 
Second Lieutenant 






W. H. Booth, Jr Capiain R. C. Grant . 

J. M. Young FWsl Lieutenant J. L. Clarkson 

Second Lieutenant 
. . First Sergeant 


Sims, L. 
Jordan, W. 

Anderson, C. 



Brown, D. 




Condon, M. 

Condon, R. 

Clark, T. 





Page, F. 


Ferguson, F. 
Franklin, A. 






Parker, C. 


Anderson, E. 

Wells, R. 


Holt, J. 
Hopkins, W. 


Johnson, S. 
Jones, L. 
Jones, W. F. 
Lee, C. 
Marshall, S. 


Meade, R. 
Morrison, G. 
Pendleton, N. 
Porter, H. 
Rice, T. 




SiMMS, J. 

Smith, A. 

Stevens, J. 
Stone, B. 


Watson, H. 
Wilson, H. 
Wilson, H. W. 
Yates, W. 




Company "B^^ 

A. M. Campbell, Jr. 

Mrs. a. M. Campbell 

B. F. Parrott 
First Lieutenant 

E. M. Clark 
StconJ Lieutenant 


Company "B" 

A. M. Campbell, Jr Caplain 

B. F. Parrott Fii 

Porter, T. 


Adams, K. 
Archer, R. 


Black, J. 



Brown, E. 






Miller, G. H. 


Coleman, J. 
Cooper, B. E'. 
Foster, C. 
Foster, S. 


Gray, T. 

i( Lieutcnaiil 





E. M. Clark . . 
D. L. MacGregor 

Second Lieutenant 
. First Sergeant 


Hill, R. F. 
Hopkins, J. 
Hopkins, L. 
Jackson, A. 
Johnson, R. 




Lacy, R. 








Coleman, W. 


Miller. G. T. 
Miller, P. O. 
Moore, J. 


Nelson, N. 






Perkins, W. 


Thornton, B. 

Pace, C. 

Robertson, G. 


Ramey, F. A. 



Ryland. L. 

Saunders, F. 

Scott, A. 


Smith, G. 

Smith, J. 










W. F. Drewry, Jr. 

Miss Phoebe Read Dbewrv 

W. P. Venaele, Jr. 
First Lieutenant 



W. F. Drewry, Jr. 
W. P. Venable, Jr. 


Yates, R. 

Bailey, B. 
Baird, J. C. 
Barrow, J. L. 

Brandon, M. 
Brandon R. 
Brown, C. 









Franklin, E 



Garland, A 


Gray, H. 




Company C 

. . . Caplain A. D. CreNSHAW 

First Lieulenanl J. A. Mitchell, Jr 


Barrow, H, 


Young, W. 





Second Lieutenant 
. First Sergeant 

Miller, H. L. 




Watts, J. 
Nolan, T. 

Johnson, C. 
(ones, B. 
Jones, F. 
Kellogg, R. 
_AI T. P. 
_,ewis, C. 
Link, H. 


Miller, R. H. 
Moore, M. 

McDowell S. 


Paxton, R. 









Sanders, W. 
Saunders C. W. 
Scott, E. W. 

Turner, R. 


Smith, C. M. 
Taylor S. 
Fhomas, J. 
Thompson, E. 
/enable R. 
Valker, E. 
Valker, W. 
iVallace, R. 
Williams E. 




Company 'D 

W. V. Shannon 

W. S. Douglas 
First lAetilenanl 

Miss Virginia Syer 

A. W. Fontana 
Second Lieutenant 







W. V. Shannon Captain A. W. Fontana 

W. S. Douglas First Lieutenant H. CosToLO . . 

Second Lieutenant 
. First Sergeant 

GooDE, M. M 














Campbell A. K. 




Woodward F 






Coleman, S. 

Gray, J. 

Cooke, S. 


Cunningham E. 

C. Hannah 





Davis, M. 


Davis R. 



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Johnson, D. 














Huntt, p. 

Marshall, St. J. 




Pace, L. 






Robertson, T. 

Robertson W. 


Saunders T. 

Saunders, R. 


R. Schoenfeld, H. 
Schoenfeld, K. 


Venable, W. 










Company ' E 

T. B. Douglas 

Miss Odette Cornette 

W. O. Skillman 
First Lieutenant 

M. G. Ramey 
Second Lieutenant 

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T. B. Douglas 
W. O. Skillman 


Briccs, C. 

Andrews, O. 
Andrews, G. 
Archer, W. 
Be£kler, W. 


Carter, R. 
Cunningham, L. 


Company ' E 


. . . Captain M. G. RameY 

First Lieutenant J. W. Cure 

Second Lieutenant 
. First Sergeant 

GooDE, M. M 

Davis, T. 






Gray, G. T. 
Harriss, F. 






Jackson, J. 
Lacy, J. 
Lee, J. 

Marshall, W. 
Martin, R. 
Mason, J. 
Moore, W. 









Nelson. S. 












Yates, J. M. 




Thomas, G. 

Thompson, F. 

Thompson, T. 









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F. L. Summers Captain 

F. P. BoNNEY First Lieutenant 


C. M. Thomas . 

Second Lieutenant 
. First Sergeant 



Hunt, R. G. Turner, A. Akers 


Adams, J. 








Clarke, B. 




Clarkson, R, 













Hankins, J. 

Harriss, S. 





Hill, K. 




Johnson, L. 


King, J. 

King, M. 









Robinson, J. 
Smith, C. 
Southall, S. 



Southall, V. 

Taylor, B. 
White, E. 
White, J. 
White, W. 
Wells, R. W. 




Army Officers Detailed at V. M. I. for the R. O. T. C. 

Captain Thomas T. Handy, U. S. Field Artillery 

Assistant P. M. S. and T. 

Captain Samuel White, Jr., U. S. Field Artillery 

Assistant P. M. S. and T. 

Captain S. L. Bertschey, U. S. Infantry 

Assistant P. M. 5. and T. 

First Lieutenant M. W. Gilland, U. S. Corps of Engineers 

Assistant P. M. S. and T. 

First Lieutenant E. L. Hogan, U. S. Cavalry 

Assistant P. M. S. and T. 

First Lieutenant H. D. Heiberg, U. S. Cavalry 

Assistant P. M. S. and T. 

First Lieutenant R. B. Madigan, U. S. Field Artillery 

Assistant P. M. S. and T. 

The R. O. T. C. 

It was after an absence of five years that I returned to the institute in April just passed. 
I noted many changes when I reappeared on the scene, but practicallv all of them were 
in the natural order of things. Having gone the rounds of the post, I found myself at 
four o'clock in the afternoon reposing on a bench by the parade ground. I was waiting 
to see the six companies sally forth to drill, sally back into barracks, and sally forth again 
to parade. Little did I dream of the sweeping changes that had taken place. I could not 
imagine V. M. I. without the daily dose of close order and dress parade. 

Picture my consternation when companies appeared made up exclusively of rats. 
"Where are the old cadets?" I inquired of a passing cadet armed with a sketching board. 
"Oh, they are scattered all around at unit drill," was the enlightening reply. With this 
he disappeared, and I resolved to see for myself. 

Just then a tractor came rumbling down the road dragging a big gun. "What does 
that mean?" I yelled broadcast to the twenty or more cadets hangin.g on. "Motorized 
artillery," they replied in chorus. As much in the dark as ever, I started down in front 
of barracks, where a big truck was being loaded with cadets. Upon inquiry I was in- 
formed by the regular officer in charge of the detail that it was the infanti-y bound for 
White's fann to study terrain problems. He added that if I wished I could accompany 
them. I wished, and did. 

We bumped along to White's farm; on the way it was pointed out to me that this 
great rolling field had been purchased by the Institute for the use of the cavalry and artil- 
lery units. Arriving there I left my companions to their own devices and sat on a fence 
to watch a great commotion that was evidently some sort of exercise or drill. "TTiey are 



practicing polo," said a cadet who, having fallen off his horse, had tied his fractious 
animal to the fence and was at the time of my approach nursmg his bruises near by. "But 

when I was here " I began. "Oh, yes, you knew the old V. M. I.," he interrupted, 

"when they had infantry drill and parade every day. But now it's different. We belong 
to the R. O. T. C." (With this astounding assertion he proudly exhibited the insignia on 
his shirt pocket.) "The government pays us fifty cents a day for doing this," he continued. 
"We have infantry, cavalry, engineers and field artillery. All cadets of the Second and 
First Classes belong to the R. O. T. C. Upon graduation they are commissioned lieu- 
tenants in the Officers' Reserve Corps." Just then we were startled b}' a loud explosion. 
"What's that?" I asked. "Oh, that's the engineers. They built a bridge over the Nile 
and now they are demolislring it with T. N. T." Duly impressed, I thanked my friend 
for his information, admitted that I was on the right track, agreed with him that we live 
to learn, and thereupon wended my weary way barracksward. 
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In ihe "wee sma' hours" on the morning subsequent to the 1921 final ball a noble little band of thirteen 
gathered at the Lexington terminal and began a never-to-be-forgotten journey. "Wild Bill" Drewry 
and another soldier — Old Taylor — led the contingent, and under the able guidance of these two the 
student engineers reached Camp Humphreys as per schedule, and carrying suit cases upside down. 
Having finally become oriented, they were assigned to quarters and other things. 

From then on it was nearly all work and no play. A. A. Humphreys is situated about seventeen 
miles from Washington; it covers ten square miles, lies six feet in dust, and is shaded by thousands of 
invisible trees. A more ideal spot could not have been found for an engineer camp, however; Humphreys 
is very close to the office of the chief of engineers, any size and kind of river craft can dock there, a 
four-mile spur connects with a main line railroad, the Washington-Richmond highway skirts the northern 
edge, there is an abundance of water suitable for camp use, and natural resources desirable for military 
training abound. One would want to find no better spot for the training of engineer reserve officers. 

The instruction was thorough and of the highest quality. Although the camp baseball games had 
practically ended before the V. M. I. contingent arrived, they upheld the reputation of the Institute in 
the intercompany athletics. Company "A, " of which all V. M. I. men were members, won the inter- 
company meet. Drewry took first place in the discus and shot-put and second place in the broad jump. 
Parrott placed third in the discus and won a gold medal in ihe swimming relay. 

The V. M. I. representalives bore credit to their Alma Mater in res mililaris as well as in athletics. 

(Nevertheless, I have come to the conclusion that Sherman was right. And when I die — it's all right to 

bury me, and it's all right to put a bottle of corn at my head and one at my feet — but — don't put any 

u-n-i-f-o-r-m on me, "cause just as sho' as I'm living noi» I'll have to go up to ole St. Peter and say. 

Sir, Cadet reports to answer delinquencies," and I ain't answering no incriminating questions). 

Cavalry Camp 

The cavalry contingent stayed for five w^eeks at Fort Ethan Allen, Vermont, just 
outside of Burlington. Quite contrary to all expectations, the camp was really enjoyed by 
everyone. The R. O. T. C. students were very comfortably quartered; moreover they 
were given a great deal of time off duty, so much time, in fact, that the fort took on the 
aspect of a club rather than that of an army camp. 

The outstanding event of the first fortnight was the celebration attendant upon the 
Fourth of July. Probably the jolliest party at this time was that which made a week- 
end trip to Montreal and became imbued with the inspiriting atmosphere of that delight- 
ful city. 

After the Fourth, pistol range and preparatory rifle range work kept the student cav- 
alrymen occupied for a week ; then they moved down to the shore of Lake Champlain to 
lent through another week. The lake, which impressed them all with its beauty, dark 
blue water and gray stone headlands with vivid green caps, made life in the tented camp 
delightful. Minor tactics in the morning and polo practice, baseball and swimming in 
the afternoon made up a very pleasant program. 

Upon the return to barracks the competitive athletic events of the camp took place. 
In these V. M. I. was notably successful. Our men won the baseball championship and 
gave Norwich a race for her money in polo, although the Vermont cadets had the 
advantage of several years' experience in the sport. At boxing and wrestling the same 
cadet proved himself the best of his weight. No other institution had more than two 
champions in the athletic events, while V. M. I.'s onl^ downfall was in tennis. 

The final formation found the V. M. I. contingent eager to be away, of course, for 
home pulled strong. But none of the men have any but pleasant recollections of their 
experience at the camp, and all like to talk over their exploits in every direction. 



Artillery Camp 

After an exciting finals, the artillery unit assembled at the station to bid good-bye to 
"Si" and incidentally to entrain for Camp Knox. Our sjjecial train consisted of one 
coach, no lights, chicken-wire window screens, no sheets, one porter and fifty-nine cadets. 
The trip was full of lamentations and dirt; the cadets full of "fond memories," cuss 

words and ; and the porter full of "Ding Dong's" liniment. We arrived at camp 

on the 24th, were loaded into trucks and hurried off amid a cloud of dust to our quarters. 

Battery "C" was composed of men from V. M. I., Ames, Harvard and Culver. The 
discipline of the battery, coupled with the willingness of the men to work and learn, soon 
made of it the most proficient organization of the camp, and V. M. I. played no small 
part, especially in practical work. The "keydets" held their own in athletics without 
difficulty. Summers won the boxing championship, and "Gob" Venable cleaned up in 
the wrestling end of the game. The Institute was well represented at the track and field 
meet, and contributed three men to the all-camp baseball team. 

As to drill, we managed to come out on top. What we did not know, we bluffed, and 
our bluff was usually good. We pulled such an impressive guard mount with "Buzz" 
Archer as sergeant major that the camp commander excused us from guard duty. 

In and about Louisville on week-end passes there was plenty of diversion of various 
kinds. For the more serious were numerous points of interest. Mammoth Cave and Lin- 
coln's birthplace ; for the lighter-minded, theaters, movies and dances were abundant. The 
V. M. I. -Culver dance at the end of camp was a great success, and a fitting close of the 
social activities. (See "Dizzy Sam" Harriss). 

The camp seemed to be the depository for all the dust of the vicinity. At most places 
it reached an average depth of twelve inches; and the cloud that arose behind guns and 
caissons looked like a smoke screen. There was zero rainfall for the period of the camp. 
And the heat was well over a hundred the greater part of the time. 

However, nobody regretted the month spent at Knox, and the consensus of opinion 
was that all had profited by the experience, in spite of the discouragements and troubles 
encountered. On July 24 everybody said a fond farewell to Major Hanford and to 
Captains Scott, Lewis and Hoar, and left for parts unknown. Only one thing causes us 
deep thought: How does Tom Douglas endure life without the major to praise him for 
his efforts? 



Infantry Camp 

I N the morning of June 23, 1921, eighteen cadets fresh (?) from the final 
ball of the night before entrained at the Lexington station. For parts un- 
known? No. For the War Department order with which each cadet 
was provided said, "Cadet Blank and 1 7 others will procped direct to Platts- 
burg Barracks, New York." So they did, arriving there on the evening 
of the twenty-fourth. 

The V. M. I. contingent was assigned to the Third Company, R. O. T. C. but 
as there were not enough cots in the Third Company barracks to accommodate all the 
detail, seven had to take quarters in the overflow barracks, or "Lost Battalion" as it was 
commonly and appropriately termed. In this barracks were the overflows from City 
College of New York, Penn. State, University of Pennsylvania and Western Maryland. 
I. D. R., as close order drill was called, had already been completed before the 
cadets arrived in camp. Range practice, range practice, and RANGE PRACl ICL, 
with a liberal sprinkling of machine gun, physical exercises, terrain problems and the like 
were the big numbers on the schedule from that time on. A two days' field problem 
completed the last week's work. 

The camp life was not all work and no play. Lake Champlain is fine for swimming 
and boating, the surrounding landscape is beautiful and refreshing to the eye of the 
Southerner. Now, Plattsburg is hardly the place a soldier would select for an ideal 
vacation. But — Montreal is. And Montreal lies only seventy miles from Plattsburg. 
Canada is still a free country. And R. O. T. C. students were allowed free week-ends. 
Thereby hangs our tale. It would take pages to recount the adventures of the cadets in 
the exhilarating Canadian atmosphere — high Hfe at the Ritz, rides in quaint but sturdy 
Victorias, meals at Childs' — these were only accessories. No accounts could be made 
glowing enough to do justice to the cadets' experiences m Montreal. And there were 
even in Plattsburg havens for the war-worn students. 

When it was announced that the camp would be cut short for lack of sufficient funds 
there were no regrets on the part of the V. M. I. contingent. Far from that. And so 
on July 21 the camp disbanded and the cadets "repaired forthvvnth to their homes," tired 
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O. G.'s Association 

Possword : "When in doubl salute." 

Meeting Place: H-1. 

Favorite Drinl; : Corn. 

Mascot: Harriss, S. 

Yea, verily it is far easier for a camel to crawl through the eye of a needle than for 
one who wears chevrons to enter his name amongst those of the immortals. Gaze long 
and earnestly at our noble throng; it is indeed a gathering of the elect. Though the guiding 
lights of our Alma Mater might deny it, we of the O. G.'s Association truly know that 
the Institute would have failed long ago had we not been among those present. For ten 
long months we have each and every one been worried by anxious officers — captains and 
the like — who have sought our august advice about all things pertaining to the military. 
What we don't know we find out. 

Our motto, taken from our mascot, "Nutsie," is, "When m doubt salute." We do. 
Some people have been unkind enough to ask why some of us have never risen to the 
dignity of a commission, but they never stopped to think that if there weren't some privates 
the captains wouldn't have anybody to bone. 

As an indication of our running qualities, the reader will carefully notice some of 
the various and original angles at which our caps are worn. This is one of the distinctive 
features of our organization ; it might be attributed by some of the ignorant to the fact 
that our heads are swelled by our tremendous faith in our selves, but probably the most 
logical reason for the infinite variety of our headgear is made clear by the fact that when 
a man is trymg to make one cap last four years he is lucky to have it on his head at all 
during the last ten months. 

In spite of our inherent slipperiness we beheve that we are true representatives of 
V. M. I.; we, the O. G.'s of '22, know that we love her truly, and we are sure that if 
she never has any worse alumni than we her traditions and her reputation will stand forever 



The Charlottesville Trip 

" Reveille at 4:45 a. m. By order of Colonel Dockery." And thus began the day. After 

breakfast four companies, consisting of all old cadets minus the football men, formed in glittering array 
and marched lo the station, where they entrained for Charlottesville. How luxurious seemed the Pullmans 
after the cold, bare rooms of barracks! TTie buffet car in the rear was frequented by all; and the added 
convenience of an obsequious porter for each car provided the finishing touch. 

It seemed almost no time at all until the fast special pulled into Charlottesville and the battalion 
"fell in" to be marched to the university. Here arms were stacked and an ample repast was served the 
hungry travelers by the good ladies of the city. With the "inner man" satisfied, the cadets began to 
while away the half hour before the parade. Some elected to take a short course in medicine, but after 
visiting "Stiff Hail" decided that iheir natural talents lay in other channels. Others strolled about the 
beautiful grounds of the university. 

Soon first call sounded and the companies were conducted to the starting point of the parade. From 
here the line of march extended for a distance of about a mile and a half along Main Street to the 
Court House Square, where the Jackson statue was unveiled 'midst a very impressive ceremony. The 
presence of a number of Confederate veterans enhanced the solemnity of the occasion. 

After the unveiling the cadets were free until eight o'clock. The great majority returned lo the 
university, where the students made every effort to entertain them in true Southern hospitality. That 
they were eminently successful was very evident, for at eight the battalion assembled with the best of spirits. 

The return voyage was characterized by a few tempestuous outbursts, but on the whole passed rapidly 
and uneventfully. About midnight a light luncheon^ — a delightfully informal affair — was served by the 
Mess Hall Battery, and some two hours later the "modus transportandi" backed into Lexington. The 
old barracks looked strangely familiar after such an absence, and the "hnys" presented an inviting 
welcome which no one was slow in accepting. Tbus ended the day as it had begun — with sleep. 


Tlie Rickmond Trip 

The second trip of the 1922 Corps was that to Richmond on November 22nd to take part in the 
parade in honor of Marshal Foch. Because of the nearness of Thanksgiving and the annual Roanoke 
trip, the cadets were allowed only one day in the Capital City; but they crammed enough into that night 
to serve as topics for barracks yarns for weeks to come. 

The first event of the trip was the stop at Lynchburg — "Lunchburg, where the lunches come on." 
Friends and parents nearly mobbed the train. Their boxes of food caused a second riot after the train 
pulled out. 

On the arrival at Richmond the corps marched to the Blues' Armory through streets Imed with 
cheering friends and alumni. The armory was subsequently V. M. I. headquarters, although but few 
cadets remained there longer than was necessary. Those who could not receive, beg or borrow an invi- 
tation to sleep outside were forced to attend laps at midnight, but, being keydets, many ran the block 
afteiwards, and some got caught. 

All Richmond turned out to entertain the cadets. A dance was given by the V. P. I. alumni. Many 
private dinners, dances and theater parties were held. As a result it was "one blissful night." 

Of the parade little need be said except that it was splendid to behold, but hell to march in. Marshal 
Foch reviewed the long line of Blues, Grays, V. M. I. and V. P. I. cadets, American Legion men, nurses, 
etc. Then the said long line marched at least a hundred miles, while spectators cheered and our rifles 
grew steadily heavier. 

Then nothing remained but the sad farewell and the return trip, whose monotony was broken only 
by a second stop at "Lunchburg." Barring the necessary evil of the parade, the trip was a huge suc- 
cess; in decided contrast to the Roanoke trip, whose sad tale is now to be told. 



The Roanoke Trip 

The Roanoke trip was the kind of journey you dream about — after you have eaten too much Welsh 
rarebit for supper. Lady Luck was on indefinite furlough and Old Doc Jinx was exercising full 
authority. The history of the day was "just one darned thing after another. ' 

To begin with, the Corps started off tired out after the seemingly needless trip back from Richmond 
the night before. Upon detraining at Roanoke a parade was held through the streets, much to the 
disgust of the cadets, who were "fed up" on such ceremonies after their Richmond parade two days be- 
fore. After the parade came the usual reunion of cadets, alumni and friends at the Hotel Roanoke. 
This and the dansant were about the only redeeming features of the day. 

Then the corps marched to the field, only to find that but half enough room had been reserved in the 
grand stand, with the result that many cadets were forced to stand, and the cheering section was split 
in two. 

And the jinx still pursued, for the big team went down to defeat, fighting every inch of the way, 
upholding the honor of V. M. L, which decrees that Institute men shall take defeat in the same spirit of 
fair play as they show in victory. Credit is due to V. P. L for the game they played and for the way 
their corps accepted the fruits of victory. 

But the worst was yet to come, for a bare hour and a half remained for supper before the corps 
was forced to say farewell to Roanoke. Paternal authority had again issued an inviolable decree that 
the return trip should start at 7:30 to enable the cadets to get their beauty sleep In vain did cadets, 
alumni and parents beg for the usual late stay so as to attend the dance m honor of the two schools. Orders 
were orders, so dates had to be broken and farewells cut short. So did V. M. I. entrain for home 
and bed, leaving the rival V. P. I. in possession of Roanoke and its fair inhabitants — keeping our dates. 

And so did reveille sound at the usual hour next morning, depriving the keydets of even that chance to 
obtain the beauty sleep for which they had given up the joys of Roanoke. It is no wonder that the 
heartfelt prayer of every cadet is: ".Sparc mt from another such day." 




The Growley Club 

Regular Meelings : Three limes daily. 
Local Meetings : Any vacant periods. 

Every community, no matter how democratic, has its plebeians, its bourgeoisie, and 
its "four hundred." Let this four hundred be increased by some twenty-five per cent and 
the result is the undeniably exclusive Growley Club of the Institute. A glance at the lofty 
walls and massive portals of the club itself impresses one with awe-inspiring wonder at 
the power contained within, as unobtrusive but as mighty as the sea itself. 

The club is the foundation of Truth, for here rulers of every realm of knowledge meet, 
as did Doctor Johnson, Mr. Addison and Mr. Steele, and their contemporaries at the 
famous literary club many years ago. All great men must eat. Did not Doctor Johnson 
swallow his tea in oceans? Members of the Growley Club are infinitely greater thinkers 
than these; and so, thou insignificant, gaping civilian, imagine how they must eat! Com- 
placent, undisturbed when the human atoms outside come to watch them feed ; deft, grace- 
ful, sublimely oblivious ! That is the club. 

Never are the members foiled in an attack on a luscious plate of beans ; never abashed 
in venturing into the choice morsels of the Great Unknown. Small conventions and tire- 
some etiquette do not worry them; distance but "lends enchantment to the view" when an 
appetizingly garnished and garlicized dish of growley appears upon the horizon ; and 
members stand not in the order of obtaining it, but reach. 

And so, friends, this is the mandate of the club: "Eat when you can, and let none 
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"Blandy" Clarkson 

After a star athletic career at V. M. I. and several years of coaching experience at Marion Institute, 
"Blandy" Clarkson was well qualified to take up the work at his alma mater in which he has been so 
successful. He became head coach in the fall of 1920, and was instrumental in making that year the 
most outstanding in the athletic history of the Institute. Although beset with difficulties and raw 
material this year, he has laid the foundation in football for a great team; and in basketball and baseball 
he has developed teams which are a pride to the Institute. 

"Jimmy" Leech 

Probably one of the best all-'round athletes who ever wore the V. M. I. monogram, "Jimmy" came 
back this year to aid his alma mater on the coaching staff. He has exhibited a marked ability as a 
coach in football, basketball and baseball with that skill which his athletic talent would indicate. His 
short figure was always in the midst of everything; and he has been active in ail departments of each 
sport, his work ranging from scoutmg for the team to the varsity by playing on the scrubs. 

"Bill" Moore 

Everybody who came in contact with "Bill" Moore during the football season would count him as a 
real coach and a true friend. A star at Princeton, a choice for all-American, and later for all-A. E. F. 
football teams, he was not lacking in experience and knowledge of the game. Having almost entirely 
new material with which to work, he succeeded in moulding a backfield which showed the goods even 
when handicapped by its light weight. 




Assistant Coackes 

Major Read, Tiacl( 

It is due to the faithful efforts of "Son" Read more than to anything else that track 
holds such a prominent place in V. M. I. athletics. With a brilliant track record behind 
him, he is well qualified to develop a winning aggregation on the cinder path. 

Major Heflin, Football 

"Teddy Bear" Heflin's work with the scrubs during the past season produced a team 
that not only worked the varsity hard, but showed up well in several games of its own. 

Majoiti Grove, Baseball 

A former V. M. I. baseball man of note, "Shady" Grove has given his valuable 
assistance to the baseball team for several years. 

Mr. Zimmerman, WresiUtjg 

The success of wrestling as a new sport at V. M. I. for the past two years is in no 
small way the result of the able and careful coaching of Mr. Zimmerman. 

Lieutenant-Colonel Millner, C^m 

Colonel Millner has been invaluable to the gym team this year as a coach. His 
noteworthy gymnastic work while a cadet stands him in good stead. 




Tke New Atkletic FielJ 

One of the greatest boons athletics at V. M. I. has had in the history of the Institute 
is the new athletic field and stadium completed in the fall of 1 92 1 . Situated at the foot 
of the parapet directly in front of barracks, it is a monument to the spirit of V. M. I. 
since the expense was borne by alumni and the engmeering was done by two alumni, 
Lieutenant-Colonel J. A. Anderson and Major J. G. Allen. The entire level field, 
approximately 300 by 600 feet, was laid largely through blasting a hillside of rock, and 
the bottom was drained and filled to the level of the lower road. On an appeal from 
the ccrps, the board of visitors voted to start work on this athletic field instead of begm- 
ning on the alumni building, as originally planned. 

The cost of the field is approximate I v $53,000, while 
the cost of the stadium is about $13,000. The seating 
capacity of the latter is 3,000. In the near future a field 
house will be built for the accommodatioi of visiting teams. 
The new athletic field was completed as a lasting 
memorial for the V. M. I. men in the World War, on 
ground donated by the Institute as a tribute to her sons. 

In the attainment of this asset the corps, the faculty and 
the alumni are greatly indebted to Captain Montgomery 
Corse, who has put his heart and soul in the management 
of this enterprise of so much value to his alma mater. 


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Football Season, 1921 

The season of 192], though not so successful as that of 1920, shows constant evi- 
dence of the fighting spirit of a team handicapped by losses, but bucking hard against the 
most difficult schedule V. M. I. has ever had. In Frank Summers, the unanimous choice 
for All South Atlantic tackle, the team possessed a tried and trusty leader. After suffer- 
ing a mean attack of malaria the first of the season, Frank came back with his same old 
spirit. His constant example and unceasing work were an inestimable asset for the good 
of the team. The difficult work of managership was ably cared for by Maynard Camp- 
bell. Confronted with numerous trips, and with the many details of the unprecedented 
Virginia game, he steered the team throughout the season with remarkable success. 

The Varsity Squad 

EnJs: Drewry, Ridgely, Clark, E., Watkins, Hobson, Carlton. 
Tacl(les: SUMMERS, (Capt.), Hunt, R., Gray, Booth. 

Guards : Harrison, Wescott, Douglas, W., Hammond, Freeman. 

Centers: MiLLER, P., Parrott, Fercuson. 

Quarlerhacks: Farley, FaulkneR. 

HalfbacJis: Bunting, Costolo, Atwell, Ryder. 

Fullhacks: Shannon, Venable, W., Hunt, P. 

Manager: Campbell, A. M.. Jr 

Asshlanl Managers: PETTYJOHN, Clarkson, J. 



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With the loss of almost half of last year's team to overcome, the month of September 
was spent in drilhng into shape a new team. This loss was felt to the greatest extent in 
the backfield, and the material in this department was on the whole rather too light. 

The first game, against Roanoke College, was a complete victory in every phase of 
the game, but not as overwhelming as that of the previous year; likevvise was the game 
with Hampden-Sidney, although slightly better form was exhibited in the latter contest. 
1 he preliminary season closed with a victory over the heavy Wake Forest aggregation, in 
which the visitors were completely outclassed, gaining only one first down to the Cadets' 
thirteen. The V. M. I. line proved to be a stone wall, as it had in the two previous games, 
and the backfield began to assume some coordination. The fact that there was no individual 
star proved that there was real team work. 

But the next week, in a game that was closely contested from the kickoff to the last 
whistle, the "Flying Squadron" met defeat at the hands of its old rivals from the Univer- 
sity — after fifteen consecutive victories. Virginia showed her offensive strength by power- 
ful off-tackle plays throughout the game, and she was able to wear out V. M. I. with 
her excellent substitutes. In the fourth quarter the Cadets made a superb stand in the 
shadow of their o\vn goal, where Virginia failed to gain an inch. Later, by some beau- 
tiful passes, the ball was advanced almost to Virginia's goal line, only to be lost on an 
intercepted forward pass just before the end of the game. Thus ended a great contest 



which v.'as wi:nessed by the largest crowd that ever came to Lexington for an athletic 
event — about 6,000. 

The old saying, "It never rains but it pours," was exemplified in V. M. I.'s luck from 
that time on. The Cadets fumbled and never had a chance to get out of their own terri- 
tory the first part of the Penn game, although Penn was stopped several times on the ten- 
yard line. Their aerial attack, however, proved too much for the Cadets and all three 
of their touchdowns were made directly through passes. The Cadets' comeback in the 
fourth period gained only one touchdown before the whistle ended the fray. 

In the game against North Carolina State, in which they were admittedly outclassed, 
the team came back in the fourth quarter and tied the score. Against North Carolina, in 
Richmond, a lack of coordination was evident. 7 he backfield was unable to gain until 
the last of the game, and the fleet North Carolina halfback, Johnson, was hard to stop. 

With bad breaks at the wrong moments, the varsity was forced again to admit defeat 
at Louisville at the hands of Kentucky, although there were dashes of spectacular football 
on the part of the Cadets throughout the game. 

The Thanksgiving game with V. P. I., with all the odds against V. M. I., was 
won by Tech's driving backfield. Although V. M. I. excelled in forward passing, gain- 
ing 2 1 7 yards to Tech's 1 by this method, the Cadets' lighter backfield had difficulty m 
driving consecutively. On the whole V. M. I.'s line was strong, but Tech made gains 
off tackle and end which were hard to stop. 

If not up to expectations in gaining the season's victories, the team, nevertheless, did its 
best at all times and never let any opponent off without a "big fight " and a closely con- 


tested game. Its chief difficulty was new material, together with a tendency towards work- 
ing at times individually and not collectively. But at one time in each game at least the 
old "Flying Squadron" dash was to be seen. It is a significant fact that a touchdo\vn was 
scored in the latter part of each of the last six games, often with victory out of sight — 
another tribute to the spirit of "Never Say Die." 

Football Schedule for 1922 

September 23 — Lynchburg College at Lexington. 

September 30 — St. Johns College at Lexington. 

October 7 — Roanoke College at Lexington. 

October 14 — Morris Harvey College at Lexington. 

October 21 — University of Virginia at Charlottesville. 

October 28— North Carolina State at Richmond or Norfolk. 
November 4 — Catholic University at Lexington. 

November 11 — University of North Carolina at Richmond. 

November 18 — Johns Hopkins at Baltimore. 

November 25 — V. P. L at Roanoke. 

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The Scrubs 

Too much cannot be said of this bunch of fighters who always presented a stiff opposi- 
tion to the varsity without receiving the latter's glory. With nothing but hard knocks to 
look foi-ward to, they gave all that they had willingly and unselfishly. 

In all of the six games that they played there was never a time when they did not keep 
busy even the best of their opponents with a fine brand of football. Even the champion 
Marine Corps team had no easy time in beating this scrappy aggregation which they 
were confident of overwhelming. 

Jesse Caldwell was the hard-working captain of the "junior varsity," as the team 
was officially designated, and Herbert Southgate proved himself to be an earnest and 
efficient manager. 


Scrubs 0; 

Scrubs 14: 

Scrubs ... 0: 

Scrubs 13: 

S. M. A 21 

V. P. I. Scrubs 21 

U. S. Marines (Quantico) 21 

A. M. A 

Scrubs 7; 

Scrubs 27; 

Belmont A. C 7 

Norfolk & Western Shops 7 


Harrison Guard 

This captain-elect of the 1922 "Flying Squadron" has proved by his 
unerring football ability for three years to be one of the best guards who 
ever played on a V. M. I. team. He is a happy combination of a hard 
fighter and a true sport. 

Drewry End 

"Barbed-Wire Bill," as he is appropriately called, has well upheld his 
record of the previous three years. Both a punter and an end, he is con- 
sidered one of the best, most reliable football men in this section of the 

Hunt Tackk 

A tower of strength in the line at all times, "Bob" has never failed to 
deliver the goods in all departments of the game. We can count on hun 
as one of the mainstays for 1 922. 

Wescott Guard 

"Cue Ball" has shown himself to be one of the most consistent, aggressive 
guards in the South Atlantic. He could always be depended upon to 
"get his man" and anybody else who was in his path. 




Bunting Halfback 

With his speed, head-work, and all-'round football ability, Jere has played 
a stellar, always dependable game throughout his four years on the 
varsity. He is one of the best halfbacks in the South Atlantic, and one 
of the best football men V. M. I. has produced in years. 

Farley Quarterback 

Combining accurate passing and punting with spectacular open-field run- 
ning, "Skeets" has done much in his first year at college. He has a prom- 
ising future as a football player, and we are expecting great things of him 
m the years to come. 

Shannon Fullback 

"Mike" has shown what a son of Ireland can do in the way of playing an 
all-'round hard game in the backfield. He put his heart and soul into 
the game, and when he hit he hit hard. 

Miller Center 

A fighter for every ounce of his 180 pounds, "Pete" has been the infalli- 
ble pivot of the line throughout the season. His place will be hard to fill 
on the 1922 "Flying Squadron." 

VenablE, W Fullback 

"Gob" has been the power behind the hne who always stops the onslaughts 
of any opponent. And in addition he is one of the hardest drivers on 
the team. 


An infallible defender of the right-wing position and the most accurate 
receiver of passes on the team, "Rux" showed his varsity caliber at 
all times. 

Gray Tackle 

A linesman ever aggressive and always on the job, " Tom" has proven his 
ability in one year. His hght weight is his only handicap, but he has the 
fight all the same. 

Clark End 

After four years of hard, consistent football, "Monk" has had his chance 
this year to make the coveted monogram. Aggressiveness and steady 
playing have characterized him as an end. 

Douglas, W Cuard 

"Red" leaves behind him the well-deserved impression that he is a great 
fighter and a skilled player. He was always ready to "get in and scrap." 





CoSTOLO Halfback 

A heady speed king is "Ike." He has been a consistent gainer all the 
season, and has shown them all how a backfield man should "step off." 
Look out for him next year. 

Ki'DER Halfback 

"Ed" is a valuable combination of speed and brains, and he knows how to 
hit a line. He has all the qualities of a real star, and will certainly be in 
the limehght next year. 

Faulkner Quarterback 

A born field general and fighter in football is this "Wirt." A hard worker 
and a dependable back, he has two more years for old Red, White 
and Yellow. 

Attwell Halfback 

"Klebo" can hardly be called a giant, but he makes up for his size by his 
speed and by his hard tackling. During the past season he has surprised 
many a larger man. 

Watkins End 

By consistent work from the first of the season "Cherry" won a place on 
the team in his "Rat" year. In the next few years he will be the chief 
guardian of V. M. I.'s wings. 






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C. W. Saunders. Jr assistant 

C. L. Parker ; assistant 



Basketball Review 

Although the Cadets were nosed out of the South Atlantic championship which they 
had won for the psist two years, they exhibited in the 1 922 season a brand of basketball 
hard to surpass. A good majority of the games of an exceptionally hard schedule were 
won, and the close scores of all the defeats that the team met bear mute evidence of an 
unfailing fighting spirit. 

The Cadets started the season in brilliant fashion with decisive victories over Lynch- 
burg College, Emory and Henry, the Roanoke Elks and Hampden-Sidney. Then they 
defeated V. P. I. in one of the most interesting and well-played games ever seen on a 
V. M. I. floor. Victories over Elon, St. Johns and the strong University of Tennessee 
followed in quick succession; but on February 4 the "big team" met a jinx at the hands 
of Virginia, which came out on the long end of a 25-23 score after a momentous struggle. 
Against the University of Kentucky the Cadets showed their old form and won a well- 
deserved victory. Next they lost to V. P. I. in Roanoke by one point, beat North 
Carolina State, but bowed to the University of North Carolina, the hfst team seen on 
our floor during the season. Over Washington's birthday in a somewhat crippled condi- 







tion, the team undertook a foreign invasion, but the odds were against them, and they were 
defeated in succession by Virginia, Catholic University and George Washington. A 
victory over the strong Takola team in Richmond gave proof that the Cadets had not 
lost the old dash and fight. The season ended with a defeat at tlie hands of V. P. I. in 
the last game of the series played at Blacksburg. 

Captam Jere Bunting was kept out of most of the important games of the season on 
account of injuries. But in the games in which he played, it could be seen that his old 
stellar form was still in evidence. Jere is the best basketball man developed at the 
Institute for many years. 

Manager Venable proved himself well capable of arranging an excellent schedule 
and carrying it out in a very efficient manner. 

Results of the Season 

V. M. I. . . . 34: 

V. M. I. . . . 35; 

V. M. I. . . . 49; 

V. M. I. . . . 44; 

V. M. I. . . . 30; 

V. M. I. . . .41; 

V. M. I. . . . 40; 

V. M. I. . . . 26; 

V. M. I. . . .23; 

V. M. I. . . . 37; 

V. M. I. . . .25; 

V. M. I. . . . 25; 

V. M. I. . . . 26; 

V. M. I. . . . 17; 

V. M. I. . . . 27; 

V. M. I. . . . 20; 

V. M. I. . . . 36; 

V. M. I. . . . 19; 

Lynchburg College . 14 
Emory and Henry . .16 
Roanoke Elks ... 20 
Hampden-Sidney 8 

V. P. 1 20 

Elon College . .18 

St. Johns 24 

Tennessee . ... 19 

Virginia 25 

Kentucky 32 

V. P. 1 26 

North Carolina State . 1 1 
North Carolina . .31 

Virginia 34 

Catholic University . 54 
George Washington . 31 

Takola 29 

V. P. 1 27 


Venable, W. 

Campbell Forrvard 

A fast player and an infallible shot, Maynard's value to the team can 
hardly be overestinmated, for he is a scrapper through and through. He 
holds the season's record for the number of points scored. 

Summers ; Center 

In spite of his weight, Frank continued his steady playing at the pivot 
position and prevented the men opposing him from doing but very little. 
His height gave him the jump on most of them. 

Shannon Cuard 

"Mike" never failed to show the old Irish fight, and always held his 
opponents down to a low score. He was not only a tenacious guard but 
an excellent shot and accurate passer. 


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Ryder Cuard 

"Ed" was in many ways the sensation of the season. Combniing speed 
with an almost uncanny abihty to break through opponents' defense, he 
kept up a thorough-going pace throughout the season. 

Kyle Formard 

"Kitty" was always ready to go in and fight in case of any emergency. 
His knack of keeping up with the ball and his accuracy in passing and 
shooting are outstanding. He has another year of varsity service. 

Drewry Cuard 

"Barbed-Wire's" cotton locks could be observed in the midst of the 
fracas whenever he was turned loose in the game. He was always ready 
to break up any rally started by the opponents. 


The Scrubs 

After a hard-fighting scrub or junior varsity football team had experienced a success- 
ful season, it was decided that there should also be a regular junior varsity basketball team 
with a schedule all its own. This aggregation had a highly creditable season, and was 
afforded a chance to gain a name for itself, and in a measure a reward for long hours of 
faithful service against the varsity. A victory over the V. P. I. junior varsity started 
the season optimistically, and a trip to A. M. A. and S. M. A. resulted most favorably 
for the cadets. A defeat by the Lynchburg Night School was a slight jolt, but was more 
than offset by a victory at the expense of the subs (sweet revenge!) and the noted Lexing- 
ton Y. M. C. A. quintet. 



V. P. I. Scrubs . . 

S. M. A 

A. M. A 

Lynchburg Night Scho 

Scrubs 61 ; Lexinglon Y. M. C. A 4 


MkSK iiLL 

In the season of 1 92 ] the Cadet nine annexed seven out of the fourteen games 
played. The most gratifying victories vi^ere those registered over the University of Vir- 
ginia and Virginia Tech. On the w^hole the team showed a somewhat erratic form, but 
at times they played a game of ball that made the keydets sit up and take notice. "Tuggy" 
Stuart proved to be the star of the season, and incidentally created quite a stir among 
the fans by an unusual number of home runs. 

As the Bomb goes to press the baseball season of 1 922 starts with the best prospects 
in many years. With a good percentage of the I 92 1 team back to form a nucleus and 
some highly prominent material among the new cadets. Coach Clarkson is confident of 
turning out a winnmg combination. Captain Bunting, the southpaw first baseman, is back 
on the job, and is showing up in his usual steady form. Among the other veterans who 
are on the hill are Perkinson and Caldwell, infielders ; Southall, V., Ryder, Faulkner, 
outfielders; Hart, catcher, and Page, F., and Saunders, T., pitchers. The best new men 
seem to be Hatchett and Pillow, infielders; Lipscomb, outfielder; Pack and Freeman, 
catchers; Nugent, pitcher. Numerous other likely candidates have reported for practice, 
and preparations for the development of a star team are well under way. 

Coach Clarkson is ably assisted by Coaches Leech and Grove, both of whom have 
had distinguished baseball careers at the institute. He has also been lucky enough to 
secure the sei-vices of Al Orth, the former pitching wonder of the New York Yankees. 


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Orth will be with us for a few weeks, and will materially help in whipping the team 
into shape. 

Manager Miller has completed an excellent schedule, which should furnish a wide 
variety of interesting games. We are certain that it will not take long for the big team 
to give a good account of itself. 

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Since 1918 track has been elevated to the rank of major sport; and it seems to be 
becoming increasingly popular each year. In the fall of 1 92 1 a new phase of track was 
introduced at the Institute with the development of a cross country team which showed up 
well in the one meet of the season, with V. P. I. This team consisted of the following 
men: Buch, Settle, Gwathmey, Rimmer, McCurdey, Greene, Bailey and Taylor. The 
meet was lost to Tech, but it exhibited the fact that there was excellent material in the 
corps which needed only a little more experience. 

The spring practice is already under way, as we go to press, wath over fifty candidates 
on the hill. Many of the new men, particularly Watkins, Farley and Foster, have had 
considerable track experience. The following men of last year's team are back: Sum- 
mers, weights; Drewry, javelin; Costolo, hurdles and dashes; Brown, D., jumps; Sims, 
high jump; Buch and Yarborough, quarter mile; Ramey, mile, and Settle, two-mile. 
These men should certainly form a nucleus for a stellar Eiggregation. 

Captain Summers is the most noteworthy master of the weights who has represented 
V. M. I. in many years, and he seems to be in the same old form this year. His powers 
will be an incentive to the entire squad. 

Turley has well held down the position of manager, and has arranged for a number 
of good meets this season, including one at Pittsburgh with Carnegie Tech. Work on 



the quarter-mile track is now progressing rapidly ; and this new feature will do much for 
the advancement of the sport. Meets in the future can be held at the Institute with 
perfect ease, and the difficulties encountered in practice can be eliminated. 

In Major Read the team has a coach who has already proved himself invaluable. 
In fact it is due to his long continued efforts that track has become so popular and suc- 
cessful as a sport. 

1922 Schedule 

April 13 — Johns Hopkins 

April 22— V. P. 1 

April 29 — ^Richmond University 

May 6 — Trinity Durham 

May 10 — Carnegie Tech (pending) . Pittsburg 

May 12 — South Atlantic Meet . Charlottesville 




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Tennis has established itself as a most important minor sport at the Institute, and there 
are many candidates who turn out in the annual spring tournament. The system of selec- 
tion for the team is now based on the universal plan of a tennis ladder, which automatically 
gives every man a chance to show his worth. Practice starts in the early spring, and in 
spite of the limited number of courts the tennis prospects are excellent. 

Last year both of V. M. I.'s arch rivals, Virginia and V. P. I., fell before these 
racquet wielders, and a good majority of the other matches were won. The team has 




furlough time, which enables it to make some extensive trips to carry the Institute's colors 
into foreign territory. 

Captain Young has been an experienced tennis player with the team for three years, 
so that he will do much for the promotion of the team this year. Other monogram men 
in this sport are Semans and Macrae, who have displayed excellent form for the past two 
seasons. Hobson, Moore, W., and Robertson, W., are expected also to give a good 
account of themselves on the courts this year. 

Manager O'Brien has arranged the following attractive schedule: 

April I 5 — Lynchburg College Lexington 

April 19 — Roanoke College Roanoke 

April 29 — George Washington Lexington 


3 — Hampden-Sidney Lexington 

6 — Virginia Lexington 

I 4 — George Washington Washington 

15 — Georgetown Washington 

I 6 — Maryland State Washington 

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The 1 922 wrestling team was selected from a large squad, and 
in spite of difficulties encountered, it made a very creditable showing 
in its three meets. Captain Venable, W., was injured m practice 
early in the year. Since he was the mainstay of the team his loss was 
keenly felt and was a handicap hard to surmount. 

Under the careful coaching of Mr. Zimmerman the new material 
was developed quickly, while the old men of last year's squad proved 
that they had not forgotten former training. The first meet was lost 
to Virginia, but it was significant that V. M. I. secured two falls to 
Virginia's one. The second meet was lost to the strong Navy team 
at Annapolis, but the Cadets "came back" with a decisive victory 
over Trinity. 

The following men showed up especially well : 1 1 5-pound class. 
Woodward; 125-pound class, Venable, R. ; 1 35-pound class, Baird, 
R. ; 145-pound class, Parrott (acting captain); 158-pound class, 
Carlton; 1 75 -pound class. Booth and Pendleton; unlimited class. 








Although there are no regularly scheduled intercollegiate meets 
for the gym aspnants, the team makes an excellent showing in the 
exhibits, which are held during government mspection and finals. On 
these occasions the individual members of the team display their ability 
in various gymnastics, and judges record their proficiency. A cer- 
tain number of pomts gained in exhibits entitles the holder to a mon- 
ogram as a reward for the time and patience expended in mastering 
the different feats which must be performed. 

Under the coaching of Colonel Millner and of Ryland, captain, 
the team has taken on new life, and bids fair to become quite an asset 
at the end of the year, when the skill of the members on the bars, 
flying rings and mats will be shown. 

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Polo came into its infancy at V. M. I. in the fall of 1921 when the Athletic Asso- 
ciation recognized it as a minor sport. Ever since that time great interest has been man- 
ifested in its progress. Only men in the two mounted units are eligible to the team, but 
among these units the competition has been keen. Two teams have been formed in each 
unit, and the varsity team, picked from the unit teams, has developed in good shape. 
Match games between the unit teams were held from March until finals. Princeton, Yale 
and Norwich desired to play V. M. I., but due to existing conditions the matches could 
not be scheduled. The Institute has joined the Indoor Polo Association of America, 
which includes Princeton, Harvard, West Point, Pennsylvania, Norwich and a great 
number of riding clubs. 

All equipment, including uniforms, saddles and ponies, has been secured this year 
through the efforts of Captain White, Coach and Advisor of the Polo Association 
Captain White is an experienced polo player and has been a member of the all-Arm> 
and all-A. E. F. teams. He is ably assisted by Lieutenant Hogan and Lieutenant Heiberg. 

The fifteen polo ponies received this year are being rapidly trained and should be 
among the best in the country next year. At present the mounts used are the pick of 
the cavalry and artillery stables. 

Polo has made a commendable start among the sports of V. M. I., and there is every 
reason to believe that it will be a complete success. 



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Monogram Club 


F. L. Summers President 

Hal CosTOLO Vice-President 

J. L. Sims Secretary-Treasurer 


Attwell Costolo Faulkner Miller, P. Summers 

Bunting Douglas. W. Gray, T. Ridgely Venable, W. 

Clark Drewry Harrison Ryder Watkins 

Farley Hunt Shannon Wescott 

Basketball Baseball Track Wrestling Tennis 

Bunting Bunting Brown, D. Baird, R. Macrae 

Campbell Page, F. Costolo Parrott Semans 

Drewry Perkinson Drewry Pendleton Young, J. 

Kyle Ryder Sim«, J. Venable, R. 

Ryder Saunders, T. Summers Venable, W. GvM 

Shannon Summers Woodward Rvland 


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Cotillion Club 


Jere Bunting, Jr PresiJenl 

A. M. Campbell, Jr yicc-Presidenl 


W. H. Booth. Jr. W. V. Shannon 

T. B. Douglas W. P. Venable, Jr. 

W. F. Drewry, Jr. W. V. O'Brien 




Tke Opening Hops 

Miss Eleanor Bunting 
Sponsor First Hop 

Miss Sarah Winfree 
Sponsor Secor^d Hop 



The Thanksgiving Hops 

Miss Mary Williamson 
Sponsor First Hop 

Miss Catherine Chesterman 
Sponsor Second Hop 




Tne Midwinter Hops 

Miss Anne Brcckenbrouch 
Spcisor First Hop 

Miss Elizabeth Dowd 
Sponsor Second Hop 





The Easter Hops 

Miss Martha Stelling 
Sponsor First Hop 



Miss Ruth } IARRLI.,so^ 
Sponsor Second H(,p 



Tke Final German 

Jere Bunting, Jr. 

A. M. Campbell, Jr 
Aisistant Leader 

Miss Mary Williamson 




Tke Final Ball 

R. E. Casey 
Assistant Leader 

Miss Kingslev Black 

Mis? Sarah W'infree 
Assistant Leader 


Miss 1922 

When barracks life grows dull. 

And days are long and gray — a "keydet" gray. 

You come to us, a smile upon your lips, 

A promise m your eyes 

Red lips and smiling eyes! 
As drops of sun-lit spray 
Plash in the somber pool 
Beneath the waterfall. 
Stirring it strangely; 
So, With your laughter 
I ou have struck anew 
A chord responsive. 
All the world seems young, 
And with high hearts, we turn to face new days. 






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Cadet Orchestra 

J. H. Groce, Leader 


Houston, L. J Piano 

Saunders, G. W Piano 

Groce, J. H Saxophone, Clarinet, Trumpet 

Lacy, R. T Saxophone, Voice 

Caskin, L. Jr Violin 

RedUE, J. D Tenor Banjo 

Little, D. C Banjo Mandolin 

Mason, J. W Banjo 

Zendt, J. E Trombone 

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The Cadet 

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Tke Cadet 

Flditorial Board 


F. P. Stubbs, Jr EJilor-inChicf 

A. P. CuRDTS Asitslanl Eililor 


W. A. Patterson Athletic Editor 

H. S. SouTHCATE Alumni Editor 

J. M, Blankenship Athletic Publicity Editor 

S. S. HUGER Exchange Editor 


J. R. A. HoBsoN 
P. O. Miller 
T. T. Hubard 

Business Department 

W. V. O'BRfEN Business Manager 

B. F. Parrott Advertisii^g Manager 







1922 t 

Miss Mary Norvell Payne 
Sponsor for ihc 1922 Bomb 

The 1922 Bomb Staff 

Editorial Department 

N. P. Gatung, Jr Ediior-in-Chief 

A. P. Curdts Assistant Editor 

M. G. Ramey Assistant Editor 

D. A. OvERBEY, Jr Photographic Editor 

S. G. Harriss, Jr Art Editor 

J. D. FOLLETT Literary Editor 

J. R. A. HoBSON Athletic Editor 


J. O. CoLONNA E. B. Macrae W. C. Marshall 

F. P. Stubbs W. V. O'Brien 

Business Department 

W. F. Drewry, Jr Business Manager 

W. A. Patterson Assistant Business Manager 

M. H. CoNNALLY Advertising Manager 

W. W. Archer, Jr Sales Manager 

D. C. Little .... - . Treasurer 

Miss Katherine Bear 
.Sponsor 1923 Bullet 

The 1923 Bullet Staff 

C. p. Light, Jr Edilor-in-Chief 

P. P. Goodman Assistant Editor 

C. L. Polk Literary Editor 

J. W. Caldwell Athletic Editor 

A. S. Briccs, Jr Art Editor 

J. H. Kyle Business Manager 

H. L. Miller Assistant Business Manager 

C. W. Saunders, Jr. . . Advertising Manager 

G. A. PennimaN .... ... Assistant Advertising Manager 

J. E. Woodward Treasurer 

J. D. Hankins Associate Editor 

P. Foster Associate Editor 

E. JOYNER, Jr Associate Editor 





The Dramatic Club 


W. H. Booth Direclor Manager 

H B. Rice Business Manager 

J. M. Young AJverlisinS Manager 

P. P. Goodman •Slage Manager 

C. J. Chappell, Jr Assistani Stage Manager 

B. P. Mays Assislant Stage Manage/ 

Mrs. George A. Derbyshire Colonel T. A. E. Moseley 

Belden, a. W. 
Campbell, A. K. 
Franklin, A. G. 
GooDE, M. R. 
Hankins, J. D. 


IvEY, E. C. 

Kloman, J. T. 
Nason, C. 
'-'lowden, E. R. 
Ruffner, C. R. 
.Shiels, T. D. 

Syer, C, Jr. 
Townsend, C. F.. 
Updyke, S. P. 
Williamson. P. N. 
Yates, R. C. 
YowELi, R. B. 


Jacksonian Literary Society 


M. G. Ramey President 

C. p. Light Vice-PresiJenl 

J. A. Washington, Jr Secretary 

T. B. Douglas Sergeani-at-Arms 




Marshall, M. 




Morrison, G. 














Jere Bunting, Jr Barilone 

S. B. Tillman Tenor 

M. M. Pettyjohn Bass 




Y. M, C. A. Cabinet 


!•'. P. Stubbs, Jr President 

A. T. GWATHMEY Vice-PrtsiJenI 

W. O. Skillman Secrelary-Treasurei 


A. M. Campbell 
T. B. Douglas 
W. F. Moore 
C. D. Briggs 
P. N. Williamson 


^0.we ^= ^ 

Baptist Cnurch Club 

A. M. Campbell Picsuh-nl 

C. W. Saunders, Jr Vice-President 

W. Faulkner Secretary-Treasurer 


Anderson, C. E. Couch, W. W. Johnson, A. S. Shorter, R. C. 

Almond, T. M. Davis, R. L. Jones, L. M. Smith, C. 

Bailey, F. W. Davis, T. F. Joyner, E., Jr. Stern, C. E. 

Barker, J. M., Jr. Dowd, S. M. Keesee, P. C. Story, H. G. 

Barrow, H. B. Downs, L. M. King, T. G., Jr. Stroud, W. E. 

BicKFORD, J. V. Evans, T. B. Land, A. L. Sydnor, H. 

BiRGE, G. W. Ferguson, E. C. Luther, J. H. Taylor, J. R. 

Black, J. P. Ferguson, F. E. Marsh, G. A. Terry, C. M. 

Booth, W. H., Jr. Flippo, J. P. Martin, R. P. Thompson, E. C. 

Campbell, A. K. Foster, C. E. Mason, J. W. Turner, R. A. 

Camp, P. D., Jr. Goodloe, T. W. McMillan, E. C. Weaver, J. M. 

Calhoun, W. Gore, J. W. Morriss, B. E. Weaver, R. C. 

Garden, R. C. Granger, R. L. Noell. W. C. Weathers, E. B. 

Carroll, J. E., Jr. Henderson, H. F. Page, B. H. Webb, T. P. 

Clarke, E. M. Hodgson, A. D., Jr. Perkinson, W. M. Wilson, H. W. 

Cole, J. T. Holtzman, H. H. Pritchett, E. M. Witt, D. 

Coleman, S. B. Hopkins, J. R. Reid, J. G. Woodfin, J. E., Jr 

CoRLEY. N. B. Horne, T. C, Jr. Rigsbee, A. M. Yotz. A. A. 

Jarrell, E. W. Seaton, E. L. 





Episcopal Church Vestry 

Rev. Churchill Gibson, Rector 


J. M. Blankenship, '22 

R. M. Ridgely, '22 

C. S. Semans, '23 

C. L. Polk, '23 

W. I. Jordan, "24 

J. A. Washington, '24 

H. R. Gibson, '25 

H. H. Holt. 25 


Richmond Club 


P. O. Miller President 

W. C. Marshall Vice-President 

C. W. Saunders, Jr Secretary-Treasurer 

Adams, K. F. 
Anthony, J. C. 
Archer, W. W. 
Barksdale, J. R. 
Blankenship, J. M. 
Brandon, R. C. 
Bricgs, a. S. 
burress, c. a. 
Campbell, A. K. 
Campodonico, J. J. 
Chapin, a. L. 
Downs, L. M. 
Franklin, A. G. 
Frankun, E. C. 
Garrett, T. J. 
Glazebrook, M. a. 
goddin, j. c. 
Goodridge, G. McG 


Gray, J. S. 
Hankins, J. D. 
Hankins, M. L. 
Hammond, C. R. 
Harman, a. W. 
HoEsoN, J. R. A. 
Hopkins, W. A. 
Lynch, P. G. 
Martin, R. W. P. 
Meisel, a. L. 
Morrison, S. H. 
Nelson. N. H. 
Norman, R. G. 
Parkinson, J. T., 
Paxton, R. M. 
Plowden, E. R. 

Ramey, F. a. 
Redd, C. F. 
Rogerson, C. a. 
Reid, J. G. 
Rose, S. P. 
Ruffin, C. L. 
Ryder, E. B. 
Ryland, L. H. 
Ryland, W. B. 
Saunders, R. C. 
ScoTT, A. B. 
Seaton, E. T. 
Sherry, F. M. 
Shervin, W. H., Jr 
Sydnor, G. W. 
Thomasson, E, 
Warrick, A. 
Yarborough, M. N 

B., Jr. 

Texas Club 


W. H. Philp PresiiUnl 

A. G. Penniman ... Vice-PresiJcnl 

K. V. Attwell Secrelarxi-Treasurer 

Austin, R. E. 
Ba-ley, F. W. 
B'RCE, G. W. 
Brower, R. C. 
Bfown, E. R. 
Bruce, S. M. 
Brucx. L. H. 
Chaudoin, E. 
Dale, D. E. 
Davis, A. 


Edwards, G. A, 
Freeman, C. R. 



Groce, J. H. 
Harris, F. 
Hodgson, A. D. 
Holt, J. F. 
Jarrell, E. 
Jones, W. F. 
Lacy, R. T. 
Link, E. W. 
Link, H. H. 
Lucy, J. L. 
Lucy, W. D. 
Marshall, S. W. 
McCauley, R. 

McCracken, T. W. 
O'Brien, J. R. 
Racland, C. T. 


Shiels, T. D. 
Sim;, J. L. 
Ski'-Lman, W. O. 
Smith, C. N. 
Smith, G. L. 
Stcne B. B. 
Treadway, \V. F. 
Welb"Urne, J. W 
Winchester. M. D. 
Yost, E. B. 



Tidewater Club 


F. P. BoNNEY PrcsuUnl 

P. P. GcODMAN Vice-President 

W. I. Jordan Secrelar^-TreasmeT 


Ames, W. C. 
Bagby. F. H. 
Bailey, J. V. 
BicKFORD, J. v., Jr. 
bohanan, w. w. 
Borland, T. R. 
Camp, P. D., Jr. 

C/RDEN, R. C. 

Causey, J. C, Jr. 
CUR5TS, A. P. 

Dav s, R. L. 
Davis, T. J. 
East, J. F. 
Ferebee, E. a. 
Field, J. A., Jr. 
Foster, S. P. 

Gammon, T. 
Gayle, K. H. 
Gatewood, R. L. 
Glazier, S. 
Gray, G. T., Jr. 
Hannah, A. L. 
Hawks, R. C. 
Hart, S. G. 


Holt, H. H., Jr. 
HcpE, J. W.. Jr. 


HuDciNs, R. M. 
Johnson, A. S. 
Johnson, D. V. 
Johnson, J. O. 

Jones, B. G. 
JOYNER, E., Jr. 
Little, D. C. 
Marchant, G. S. 
Mathews, C. H. 
Moore, J. P. 
Moo^E, M. T. 


McCurdey, N. F. 
Owen, J. C. 
Pace, H. L. 
Pace, C. M.. Jr. 
Peed, S. B. 
Perrin, D. B. 
Pitts, C. D. 

Pretlow, R. H. 
Prince, E. P. 
Saunders, T. H. 
Simpson, W. 
Southgate, H. S. 
Spady, T. R. 
Syer, C, Jr. 
Taylor, A. W. 
Thomas, C. G. 
Travis, D. A. 
Weaver, J. M. 
Wells, R. H. 
Withers, R. H. 
Woodward, J. E. 
Yaffey, R. j. 

Yankee Club 


W. V. O'Brien Preside 

D. F. Brown Vice-President 

D. L. MacGregor Secretary-Treasurer 


Alexander, R. T. Catling, N. P. Schoenfeld, H. A. 

Bailey, B. P., Jr. Granger, R. L. Schoenfeld, K. L. 

Belden, a. W., Jr Grant, R. C. Semans, C. S. 

Black, A. W. Hill, K. F. Siewert, R. T. 

Britton, C. V. Junkin, J. P. Shannon, W. V. 

Bryfogle, H. E. King, M. B. Sm;th, C. M. 

Burr, L. G. Kloman, J. T. Smith, N. C. 

Caskin, L., Jr. Lambert, M., Jr. Spence, H. S. 

Clarke, B. L. Macrae, E. B. Stokes, H. 

Clark, T. C. Major, A. J. Thornton, H. W. 

Cobb, N. M. Nason, C. Thrall, A. V. 

Cooper, B. P. Nelson, S. F. Townsend, C. E. 

Douglas, T. B. Packard, B. S. Waring, R. K. 

Douglas, W. S. Peebles, W. M. Wescott, W. C. 

Durham. E. A. Phillips, G. G. Williamson, R. A. 

Follett, J. D., Jr. Preston, W. C, Jr. Wilson, E. 

FoNTANA, A. W. Ramsey. C. S. Yotz, A. A. 

Foster, C. E. Young, W. 


Louisiana Club 


W. H. Booth PresiJcnl 

C. A. Farwell Vlce-Presidenl 

C. S. Carstens Secretary-Treasurer 


Bain, F. Black, J. P. Stevens, J. R. 

Baker, L. H. Booze, J. M. Stubbs, F. P. 

BiLLEiTER, D. J. Cleveland, W. G. White. W. B. 


Ford, F. P. 
Meyer, P. R. 
Miller, R. U. 
Moore, W. F. 

rf ===yS^M£^=^M®MB^j^==Q2M^fj 

Southwest Virginia Club 

,ERE Bunting, Jr. FresiJciil 

J. W. Caldwell Vice-President 

H. B. McCoLGAN Secrelar\)-Treasurer 

Anderson, C. E. 
Barker, J. M., Jr 
Barbour. C. S. 
Dickenson, R. N 
Etmunson, J. P. 
Gco^LOE, T. W. 
Garland, A. P. 


Glendy, R. E. 
Hunter, J. H. 
Hull, T. H. 
Lee;, C. D. 

McDowell, .S. M 
Neikrk, S. C. 
Pen;leton, N. R. 
Reynolds, F. G. 

RlMMER, H. L. 
Spindle, T. H. 
Spratt, T. G. 
Sanders, W. M. 
Thompson, E. C. 
White, J. S. 
Williamson, P. N. 





Lynckburg C]un 

A. M Campbell. Jr Presuhnl 

J. H. Kyle Vice-President 

G. H. Miller Seaelmy-Treasurer 


Aker-, E. L.. Jr. Faulkner. W. McNamaka. \V. F 

a-^mond. t. m. gcode. m. r. noell, w. c. 

Baligkn. E. S. Harriss. S. G., Jr. Pettvjohn, M. M. 

BucH, R. HicKsoN. E. B. Pobertson, W. G 

Casey, R. E. Ivey. C. E. Stokes. R. G. 

CosTOLO. H. Lee, J. D. Terry, R. S. 

Couch. W. W. Maloney, F. C. Jr. Watts, J. \V., Jr. 
Moses. D. D. 




Northern Virginia Club 

A. D. Crenshaw rrcsidenl 

W. S. ESTES Vicc-Pre.iJenl 

E. V. White ScaetaryTreasmer 


Archer. R. B. Haas. H. H. Palmer, R. D. 

BuRACKER. E. M. Harrison, W. R. Pennybacker. M. 

Carter, R. G. Holtzman, H. H. Ramey, M. G. 

Coleman, W. E. King. M. B. Settle. S. 

Denny, C. O. Miller. C. T. Trundle, M. C. 

Dudley, T. U., Jr. Morrison G. E. Wiluams, E. M. 

Calt. H. T. Yates, F. W. 


I^^'^h^ ^p^^^^ 

Roanoke Club 


B. F. Parrott President 

H. B. Rke Vke-Presidenl 

E. T. Carlton Secretary-Treasurer 


BoxLEY, A. W., Jr. Ferguson, E. Lacy, J. B. 

Cu:^E, J. W., Jr. Fuppo, J. F. Spancler, F. T. 

Davenport, J. C. Gray, T. L. Saunders, G. W. 

DouTHAT, A. W. Jackson, J. U. Watkins, M. P. 

Alabama Club 



J. A. Mitchell ..... Vice-President 

C. N. Drennen Secrelary-Treasurer 


Blackshire. D. W Hassincer, W. H. Rcbertson, G. 1.. 

Brown. C. P. 1 Ienry, H. N. Robertson-, T. I \ 


Cooke, S. J. Kefshaw, J. K. Steele, J. C. 

Dean, W. S. Manning, L. H. Sm th, J. C. 

Hall. H. S. Penhallegon, W, K Tillman, S. B. 

Hamilton, J. K. Pfrcy. C. J., Jr. Wel's. R. \V, 
Reili.y, O. J. 






Washington Club 

J. O. CoLONNA President 

C. P. Light Vice-President 

J. M. Yates Secretary-Treasurer 


Baxter, J. M. Condon, R. Watson, H. F. 

C'oNDON, M. M. Greene, J. K. Yates, R. C. 

Marshall, St. J. 

Nicholson, H. T. 

Summers, F. L. 

Iyson-, W. F. 

Georgia Club 

S. Reynolds President 

B. P. Mays Vice-President 

P. HuNTT Secretar]^-Treasurer 


Bran'don, M. M., Jr. Calhoun, W. Shcen, C. C, Jr. 

Brvson Chappell, C. J., Jr. Turner. A. E. 

Hopkins, J. R. 

Nolan, T. L. 

Peeples, T. 

Robinson, J. 


A. M. A. Club 


R. G. Norman , ... Prefvlenl 

J. L. Clarkson Vice-President 

W. I. Jordan Secrelary-Treaiurer 


Almond, T. M. Gammon, T. .\. Ne.son. N. H. 

Barker, J. M., Jr. Gocch, W. P. Pack, W. S. 

Black, A. W. Hamilton, J. R. Pettyjohn, M. M. 

Camp, P. D. Ivey, C. E. Pillcw, J. E. 

Coneon, M. M. Kellogg, R. W. Sanders, W. M. 

Casey, R. E. Kimg, J. G. Shackelford. A. G. 

Fields, D. L. Mason, J. W., Jr. Spindle. T. H, 

Honorary Members 
' Major B. B. Clarkson J. C. Leech 

:^vfg^g^=@3 ®Mm¥^=(;mr^ 

? 4 M 

^iMimi f 

Shenandoah Valley Academy Club 


W. V. Shannon Fu-iichTil 

W. R. Harrison Vice-PrcsUlcnl 

J. V. BiCKFORD, Jr Sccrctar\p-Treasurer 


BjRACKrR, E. M. Hjpe, J. W., Jr. Pendleton. N. 

Gray, J. S. HurciNs. R. M. Saunders, T. H. 

Hammon-1, C. R. McG ll, H. • Scott, E. W. 

Holt, H. H., Jr. Packard, B. S. Spady, T. R. 

Parkinson, J. T. 






Piedmont Club 


D. A. OvERBEl- Ficsichnl 

1 1. \V. PoRTEK Vlcc-Presidcnl 

R. L. Wallace Secretary-Treasurer 


Adkins. a. H. Goode, M. M. Slott, li. W. 

Barrow, J. I.. Hanes, J. G. Settle, S. 

Bolton, C. M., J.! Hurt, W. I. Sh:rter, W. C. 

Bu.-GE-s, L. E. Kel-er, W. M. Taylcr, J. B. 

Clark, E. M. Lewis, C. W. Thomas, C. M. 

Co e, T. Meade, R. D. Thompson, E. C. 

Cunningham. E. I I. Morriss, B. E. Timberlake, L. 

Davidson, J. M. Pace, H. H. Vaden, T. H. 

Evans, T. C Pillow, J. E. Ycwell, R. B. 
Pr.tchett, E. M. 




Peninsula Club 


R. L. Davis Presidenl 

J. V. BiCKFORD, Jr Vice-Prcsideni 

C. M. Pace, Jr Secretary-Treasurer 


Cunningham, E. L., Jr. 

Daimun, B. M. Wilson, H. B. 

Gatewood, R. L. Jones, B. G, 

Holt, H. H., Jr. Roch, C. H. 

Hope, J. W., Jr. Spady, T. R. 

HuDGiNs, R. M. Saunders, T. H. 



North Carolina Club 

F. Pace., Jr President 

H. L. Miller Vice-President 

E. C. Ferguson Secretary-Treasurer 


Belden, a. W. Henderson, H. F. Perkins, \V R. 

Bowers, J. W. Hill, R. F. Rigsbee, A. M. 

Bruton, T. W. Long, J. F. Roane, S. R. 

Clary, W. T. Marsh, G. A. Ruffin, W. C. 

DowD, S. M. Mason, J. W. Smith, A. M. 

Fields, D. L. Mears, H. A. Sronce, J. 

Gore, J, W. Partridge, P. H. Stroud. W. E. 

Had EY, G. F. Webb, T. P. 





Tennessee-Mississippi Club 


< . L. F'aRKER Pfcsi<l>:nt 

T. A. Brame Vice-President 

A. C Schmidt .Sccreiary- Treasurer 

Andrews, R. A. 
Baird, J. C. 
Baird. J. R. 



cori.ey, n. b. 
Derryberry, L. 
Dryden, H. E., Jr. 
Johnson, R. A. 
Hart. C. J. 

Lipscomb. G. H. 
Mathews, J. P. 
Moore, C. L. 
Short, J. 1 1. 


American Society of Civil Engineers 


B. F. Parrott . . President 

J. W. Caldwell Vice-President 

R. G. Hunt Secretary-Treasurer 

Adams, J. H. 
Bailey, B. P., Jr. 
Bake", L. H. 
Baxter, J. M. 
Black, A. W. 
B AiN, S. F. 
BuDD, R. D., Jr. 
Clarke, B. L., Jr. 
Drewry, W. p., Jr 
Dun:eth, J. F. 


Frankll\, E. C. 
Franklin, A. G. 
Gayle, K. H. 
Goode, M. R. 
Harman, a. W. 
Johnson, D. V. 
Keesee, p. C. 
Lai, T. p. 
Morriss, B. E. 

McCuRDY, N. F. 
Parker, C. L. 
Pendleton, N. W 
Reynolds, S. 

R MYER, H. L. 

Robertson, 7 
Settle, S. 
Shiels, T. D 
Southall, S. O. 
sojthall, v. \v 

H., ;r. 

American Institute of Electrical Engineers 



p. Venable . . . 
R. P. Martin 


Crenshaw, A. D. 

AcNOR, G. L. 
Ames, W. C. 
Anderson, C. E. 
Archer, W. W. 
BucH, G. R. 
Carroll, E. L. 
Carter, R. G. 

Advisory Committee 

Marshall, W. C. 


Clarke, E. M. 
Conn ALLY, H. M. 
Glazier, S. 
hubard, t. t. 
Johnson, J. O. 
Kinnear, W. a. 
Little, D. C. 
Moore, J. P. 

Patterson, W. A. 
O'Brien, W. V. 

Pennybacker, M. W. 
Rainey, T. C. 
ruffin, c. l. 
Shackleford, a. G. 
Shannon, W. V. 
Wilson, H. W. 
Yaffey, R. 



Polo Association 


Captain Samuel White, Jr. 

Lieutenant E. L. 1 IoGA^ 

Lieutenant H. I-I. D. Heieerg 


T. B. Douglas PresiJent 

H. CosTOLO Vice-President 

J. M. Young Secrelar\)-Treasijrer 

R. R. Venable Manager 


Adams, J. H. 
Alexander, R., Jr 
Ames, W. C. 
Bailey, B. P., Jr. 
Barrow, H. B. 
Barrow, J. L. 
Beleen, a. W., 
BuDD. R. D., Jr. 
Carter, R. G. 
Clark, E. M. 
Coleman, S. B. 
Connally, H. M 
Daube. L. L. 


Davenport, J. C. 
Dillon, E. P. 
Durham, E. A. 
Cirand, J. 
Glazier, S. 
Goodman, P. P. 
Grant, R. C. 
hobeon, j. r. a. 
Hubard, T. T. 
IvEY, E. C, Jr. 
Johnson, C. A. 
Johnson, D. V. 

Jones, W. F. 
Keesee, p. C. 
Macrae, E. B. 
Marshall, W. C. 
McCuRDY, N. F. 
MacGrecor, D. L. 
Miller, G. T. 
Mitchell, J. A. 
O'Brien, W. V. 
Penniman, G. a. 
Pettyjohn, M. M. 
Philp. W. H. 

Plowden, E. R. 
Ramey, M. G. 
Robertson, W. G. 
Ryland, L. H. 
SwE s, T. D. 
scuthcate, h. s. 
Scuthall, S. O. 
southall, v. w. 
Spratt, T. G. 
Thompson, E. C. 
Vaden, T. H. 
Williams, E. M. 
Winchester, M. 



D. F. Brown 

I. F. DUNSETH, \-l\ 

R. C. Grant 


W. H. Philp 


F. P. Stubbs 
S. B. Tillman 

R. E. Casey 
L. T. Derrvberr\ 
E. C. IvEY, Jr. 
J. W. Mason, Jr. 
E. C. McMillan 
G. A. Penniman 
C. W. Saunders, Jr. 
W. H. Shervin, Jr. 


The Comedy Club 

The Tribe 

His Majesty, Exalted Ruler of the Royal Tribe "Mose" GoodmaN 

His Assistant •'Pinto" Terry 

Royal Master of Ceremonies "Captain" Philp 

Royal Keeper of the Coppers "Wink" Pretlow 

Her Majesty, the Queen "Foxy" DavIS 

f "Beef" Ivey 
Her Majesty's Three Suitors "I "Red" Adams 

[ "Buddy" Chappell 
f "Cave Man" MacGrecor 

Her Majesty's Serenaders j "Bilge" Hobson 

I "Jazzbo" Mason 

Her Majesty's Flatterer "Irish" Casey 

Royal Soother of the Royal Animals "Mister" Caskin 

His Assistant "Conney" Litple 

Royal Tutor of the Flute "Josh" Groce 

His Majesty's Harmonizer "Jack" Forterfield 

, ,. . . ( "Wiesel" Tillman 

His Assistants ^ "Jerry" Bunting 

,^ , , r, , , , 1 "Walter" Ames 

Keepers of the Royal Harems ^ "Sheep" Blankenship 

The Royal Jest "Reg" Venable 

u- A ■ . I r- . r-i ( "Mister" Lee 

H.s Assistants, Court Cloggers ^ "Sammy" Glazier 

Royal Basso at Ceremonies "Archie" Turner 

The He-Vamp of the Kingdom "Misch" Pettyjohn 

The Royal Tester of Court Booze "SlIDE" SaundERS 

His Assistants The Whole Tribe 



Aero Squadron 


Blankenship L. E. 

O'Brien (Capt.) L. T. 

Martin, R L. C. 


Little R. C. 

Douglas, T R. T. 

Johnson, J R. E. 

Archer Q. D. 

Brown L. H. B. 

Hucer R. H. B. 

. Young, J F. D. 

Norman Line 

Acnor Lin^ 

CoLONNA Cheer Leader 

HoESON Chief Referee (we have our oTi>n) 

Sy£R Supernumerary 





The All American Corn Club 

Colors: Red and While Flower: Bottle Plant 

Meeling Place ; In the Cellar 

Song: "How Dry I Am" 

Moilo : "Moonshine Makes Things Brighter." 

Adams, J. H. 
Akers, E. L., Jr. 
Barrow, H. B. 
Belden, a. W., Jr. 
Brame, T. a. 


Clark, B. L., Jr. 
Derryberry, L. T. 
Goodman, P. P. 
Mason, J. W., Jr. 
Penniman, G. a. 
Porter, H. W. 
Pretlow, R. H. 
Ramsey, C. S. 
Reid, J. G. 

Saunders, C. W., Jr. 
Semans, C. S. 
Shervin, W. H., Jr. 
Shiels, T. D. 
Withers, R. W. 

Ancient and rlonoraDie Order of the Sacred Fle(a) 

Colors: Old Rose and Pea Green Favorite Flower: Egg Plant 

Motlo: "A Bird in (he Hand Is Worth Two in the Bush." 


N. Pescud Grand Imperial Nabob 

J. Campbell Major Domo 

T. Bruce ' Ro\}al Bouncer 

Fratres in Battalio 

W. Wharton (Buzz) G. Turner (Schoolboy) M. Grove (Oswald) 

A. Wight (Sally) J. Francis (Jimmie) T. Claiborne (Constant) 

F. Prieur (Toof) H. Hamilton (Hank) W. Gray (Walt) 

J. Matthew (Joe) A. Waterman (Happy) M. Macon (Mich) 

J. Junior (?) S. Shipp (Ushay) S. Goode (Nuts) 

E. Laslie (Gene) W. Archibald (Coonie) E. Vierres (Ig) 

R. Griffith (Gus) E. Beach (Mac) T. Vandeveer (Puzz) 

A. Dibrell (Hawkshaw) D. Alonzo (Dan) Socrates 

J. Francis (Johnnie) H. Leigh (Lee) Plato 

W. SOMMERS (Useless) N. WiLLIS (Polar) CaESAR 

A. Ware (Duke) M. White (Peeny) Tom Du 




Rockbridge Batks Fire Department 


T. B. Douglas C/iJe/ of R. B. F. D. 

T. P. Morgan AssUlanl Chef 

T. H. Nicholson Secrelarp-Treasurer 


Agnor, G. L. Dillon, E. P. Phillips. G. G. 

Akers, E. L., Jr. Evans, T. C. Philp, W. H. 

Barrow, H. B. Glazier, S. Robinson, J. D. 

Black, A. W. Grant, R. C. Scott, A. B. 

Buchanan, R. F. Gray, J. S. Semans, C. S. 

Burkhalter, p. B. Harriss, S. G., Jr. Settle, S. 

Burr, L. G. Hubard, T. T. Shiels, T. D. 

Casey, R. E. Jackson, J. R. Thomas, C. M. 

Caskin, L., Jr. Kinnear, W. A., Jr. Turner, A. E. 

Chaudoin, E. O. Mason, J. W., Jr. Turner, R. A. 

Connally, H. M. Nelson, N. H. Watsom, H. F. 

Dennis, H. B. Pace, H. L. White, E. V. 
Pettyjohn, M. M. 


The V. V.'s, '23 


Alexander, R., Jr. 
Cure, J. W., Jr. 
Daube, L. L. 
Hart, C, Jr. 
MacGrecor, D. L. 
Major, A., Jr. 
McMillan, E. C. 
Moore. W. F. 
Parker, C. L. 
Robertson, G. L. 
Ryland, L. H. 
Yarbrouch, M. N. 


Wampus Cats 


Bauchn, e. s ^'f ^'"^ 

Link. E. W ^"f T""^^" 

Stovin, p. B ■L'^/' CuarJ 

Couch, W. W Cen(er 

Palmer, R. D Ris^i Guard 

Peeples, T. S Right Tackle 

BlcKFORD, J. v., Jr Right End 

RuFFNER, C. R Quarter Back 

Nolan, T. L Left Half Back 

Doty, M. H Right Half Back 

Denton, O. L., Capt Full Back 

Ferguson, E. C. Lacy, J. B. Sims, J. L. 

Jordan, W. L, Mcr. Sherry, F. M. Warrington, D. 


Attwell, K. V. Carlton, E. T, Ryder, E. B. 

Baird, J. R. Faulkner, W. Saunders, T. H. 

Huntt, P. 




Summer School Baseball Team 

Major Frank A. Grove, Coach 
T. T. HuBARD, Managcr-Caplain 

The Team 

Catchers — Mason, J., Watson; pilchers — Davis, Clarkson, Douglas, T., Thomas; first base — 
Grove ; second base — Morgan ; third base — Semans ; shortstop — Pace ; right field — Grant, Harriss ; 
center field — Hueard, Nicholson ; left field — Leech, Turner, A. 

Season's Results 

Aug. 6— V. M. 1 5; Wilson Springs 4 

Aug. 13— V. M. 1 3; Go3hen 4 

Aug. 15— V. M. 1 13; Timber Ridge 6 

Aug. 17— V. M. 1 7; Wilson Springs 6 

Aug. 24— V. M. 1 12; 

Aug. 25— V. M. 1 9; 

Aug. 31— V. M. 1 4; 

Sept. 3— V. M. 1 9; 

Sept. 3— V. M. 1 11; 

Harrisonburg Elks 11 


Goshen 6 


Rockbridge Baths 4 


Post Exchange Council 

Peter Wray, Manager 

J. M. Blankenship 
Jere Bunting 
J. W. Caldwell 
A. M. Campbell, Jr. 


R. C. Grant 

C. W. Saunders, Jr. 






VOL. ? 


NO. !! 





Military Heads 

Statl.stics I'l'ove That Jlore Time, Money, and Brains 

Have Been Spent on This Stupendous Production 

Tlian Were E.vpended on tlie Delinquency 

Slieet for tlie Entire Year. 

The following exceedingly accu- 
rate statistics were compiled by 
Sir Phanni Phoolisch, court statis- 


to H. M. 



Shoba, assisted by Will Junk Burn 
of the W. J. Burn Detekatut 
Agency. Mr. Burn is the most 
famous detekatuf in Chicahger. 

The total number of hours of 
work spent in writing, editing and 
printing the "Bomb" would be 

(1) To walk on one leg from 
Old Maid's Lane, N. J., to Dead 
Cat. Ariz. 

(2) To figure out the income 
tax of all the bootleggers in New 
York City. 

(3) To walk all the special- 
guard tours that next year's 
Third Class are going to get for 
throwing bombs. 

(4) To work one of Oley's en- 
gineering problems or to write up 
one of "Old Rat's" Third Class 
chemistry experiments. 

33333 1-3 board feet of lumber 
would be needed to replace the 
brains expended. 

$123,456.78 worth of Grape-Nuts 
and fish were eaten as brain fon 1 
by the idiot-in-chief and his ;xS- 

The paper used in writing, typ- 
ing and printing, if made into 
money, would be enough to pay 
the alimony of all the movie ac- 
tresses in Hollywood. If pinned 
together, the sheets would reach 


roken by the face 
rie First Class sec 

SSTy. new cuss words were in 
ented by the editors during th( 

The energy expended by thi 
usiness staff in prying loose 
loney from the keydets would be 
Virginia Ci-eep 


107 black marks wore made by 
the Recording Angel for the true 
(?) statements made in the indi- 
vidual write-ups. 

Of the write-ups. 87% per cent 
began with: "Early in Septem- 
ber, 191S. this handsome young 
man entered the arch:" and end- 
ed: "Whatever profession you 
choose in life, we know you will 
be a success. Here's to you." 
Five thousand seven hundred and 
sixty-six gray hairs appeared in 
the heads of the editors, due to 
the nerve strain caused by catch- 
ing and stepping on these bro- 

Of the 94 men in the class, S 
claim to be "big dogs," Of thes 
Detekatuf Burn reports that onl 
31 have ever been kissed. Of th 
six men who make no claims t 
love, Mr. Burn found that thre 
are engaged to be married. 

there would be enough left over 
to make a special-delivery stamp. 

The completed book contains 
more pages than has any number 
of "The Cadet" during the entire 

The ink used, if turned into 
corn liquor, would be enough to 
mi every tank in the Tank Corps. 

Seventeen cameras and five 
times that many plates were 



Bo.v ! Page Ponce de Leon. 

(Special to "The Keydet.") 
A noted German scientist has 
predicted that the Adam-and-Bve 
style will again be in vogue in the 
year 2157 A. D. He bases his con- 
clusions on the following calcula- 
(1) Short skirts have gone up 

(Through Asso. P 
ztzk. May 32. 1922 



at ni 

Jtiny w 

as rising in 



Iks o 

the Slavish army 



lied to 

day by 

Post General 




Scampo did 





hard feeling 



sing a 

mong the men. since 



re der 

ied the 

right of tak- 

Ruth Ridge 

y. Constanc 

e Little, 

and El Mono 


An in- 

terview with 

Gen. Scampo's aide. 

Col. William 

Philpitz. lea 

ds us to 

believe that 

the ranking officers 

m charge of 

MaJ. Willie 


na will see 

o the safe 

;ravel in 

the war zone of these 



Gen. Rin 



that the mer 

are pulling 


At a reception of the Czechish 
Rotary Club, the latter officer was 
siven the honor of leading the 
figure with Mile. Katrinka Small- 

I pre 

ver loving cup. 

After the dance, 
mediately left the 
front. No action h 
with any of the li 

up. The h 

•e steadily coming 
:er strike among the 
vas postponed until 

] 2 inches (in some 
inches) in the last 45 y 

(2) Gowns are about 
lower in the neck and 
inches in the back. 

(3) The average woi 
feet 3 inches in height. 

<4) Therefore, at th 
rate of rise and fall, the two will 
meet in about 135 years. In other 
words, "fig leaves" will be univer- 
sally worn. 

The above radical statement 
has created quite a stir in social 
circles, and monkey glands are in 
great demand. 




nrkAOn r»C ■•Disrespect; old cadet failing to O IT T"!! 

BUAKU Ur remove cap in presence of new OamUel L. 1 lllman 

VISITORS MEETS "Disrespect; editor 'The Cadef FuTieial Director 

printing joke about Institute: 50 

Annual Jamburee Leads to Rabid '%^^^^. ^^^gesting Improve- and 'caskets°'"5lf 'charge made""? 


Regulations and Appalling ments for Institute: Dismissal. 

Appropriations. "Paiom filthy, dirty at S. M. I., any place within area of barracks 

dust under leg of table: 50 hours Phone: C'-l Phone: H- 

At a recent meeting of the fatigue duty with scrub brush. Day Night 

Board of Visitors a number of "Automobile, wishing to ride 

important matters were taken up. in; 50 tours. _, 

Besides making appropriations for "Hazing, gross, gazing severely Lihimren Crv Ffir 

new equipment, etc., they com- ^^ ^^^^ cadet' Dismissal VjlUlUrCIl VjrV 1 UT 

pletely revised the "Regulations ..jless hall, refusing to eat fish Ta«+oria 

for the Virginia Military Insti- j^. ^^ tours J aSTOria 

tute" and the "Blue Book" 

10 to 
.1, „,„„,.to„t r-han^fe Ma.xlmum penalty for any of- (Testimonial) 

^X^lJuLZr^-Te ^urrof- fense committed by new cadet: 1 Jastorla Corn Syrup Co.. 

i^isr. Khumph, Siberia. 

Maximum penalty for old ca- Gentle 
del: Boiling in oil." I am nine j-ears old. well-built 


"Telephone: No cadet sliall be 

allowed to use the telephone ex- » ■ » » ■ o„,i i, „yi „„ t. „ 1.5 . 

cem upon an approved permit en- The most important appropria- and handsome. It may add to 

ZseT by his parent and by the tions were as follows: your advantage that I am a stu- 

oeison called $1,000 to install dictagraphs in dent at the V. M. I. I have suf- 

..TT .-, / »■ r\ v,,i! cadet rooms with receivers in fered for twelve years with nu- 

"Holiday formations: On holl- caaet room,, witn receners in »icl-ne.!sp= anrt n„t nf that 

days all the usual calls, including commandants office. ™f,^w i v,^tl Lf'J^ „ i, a ^ifi, 

class calls, will be sounded. Upon $150 to buy hay for Doc Hentys ^ doctor for th?t«nvars wllh 

assembling cadets will be dis- polo ponies. WATER ON THE BRAIN. I had 

missed after the O. D. has re- $0.02 to provide a better post ^j.^.^^^ hones several times of 

ceived the report. ' band. = recovering until some friend 

"Lights: The use of electricity $o.9S to equip the post barber j^j^^ j^^ where I could buv vour 

between taps and night call to shop with a new lawnmower. CORN cheap Whenever I am" the 

quarters is strictly forbidden. All 1495.03 to install steam heat in least' bit hazy I immediately go 

lights will be turned out at taps ,„e sentry box. to Buena ViUa alTd find reliff° 

^L'e liSusr^Vhe'^current wi^l^ *"■" *° replace shopworn apri- You may have any other testi- 

' -It fi til pall cots in the mess hall. monial or mv picture of BEFORE 

not ^sa'n be turnea on until call ^^ obtain new mess hall and AFTER it you wish. 

"T^e sick No cade! wfl be '-«■■ '" ''^P'-'^e that used by Yours in Khumph. 

tt d to place hi^ naml upon Tony, the cobbler, for shoe soles. PCSSUJf COLONNA. 

the^sick list, nor will be excused 57.77 to buy Tom Dulaney a si 

from anv duty, unless he has a lent bugle for blowing reveill. 

temperature of 111 or has at least $999,999,999.99 to repay 

two broken legs. Men unable to Lexington movie magnates 

attend formations unaided will be losses sustained by giving c 

carried by their roommates. rates to cadets. 

"Hospital: The treatment at 1 mark (German) to build a rio not wear a -ronch ■ cnme to u=i 

the hospital will be further stand- better laundry. ^° ^^ ^^ ear a »™ueh conie to us 

ardized. Seven C. C. pills will be 2 bits to buy the post quarter- ^.„^ Mnnev bad- without ques- 

given for all complaints except master a pair of captain's bars, ijon jf Norman's SCRATCHLESK 

broken bones, when eight pills 55,000.00% to provide a ferry- itCH PRESERVER fails to do its 

^^^;o?^-\.^^n,.er^^n ^"^ ^.^r^-'^epapei. and buy ^ 'S' su^tLft^^rin "SdiUS^B^ 

:!e%o??sTnr'be rcn'red o'nTupo,: """ -gs for barracks rooms DOGS of fioas. Try this at our 

;T'VYsitor"nt?sed'°brthe''?o,-' u^Z.i^<^.t^^"' '° ''"'" '"'^- NORMAN ITCHING CO. 

poral of the guard, the O. D.. the $'S to buy luminous paint to 

governor of the applicant's native aid night tourists to find the gold lJr/~V'T''DT TTV'C DAT" 

state, and by four (4) reputable brick. llU 1 CiLi UCi KA 1 

ministers. $1,000 to buy Maxim silencers 

"Entertainments: Every Satur- to deaden snores in church. LARGE, AIRV ROOMS, 

day night the corps of cadets will $5,000 to install slides from the 

bo marched to Jackson Memorial Fourth Stoop for use in going to VALET SERX'ICE. 

Hall tor an instructive lecture by reveille. 

some man or woman with a mes- $50 to buy pillows for the com- n:„:„g R„om run on the 

sage to young men. The speak- fort of cadets in Liberal Arts sec- ■'-^'""'S l\00m I un on inc 

ers will be chosen by the Society tion rooms. ^ ■ j-,, 

for the Prevention of Everything $777.77 to buy dog biscuits to L.rOrVle\l I Ian. 

Enioyalile." be served to cadets at the hops. 

The Blue Book revision includ- $.25 (Confederate money) t< 

ed the following additional scllid- build a memorial to the man whc 

ulo of. penalties: invented reveille. Kvery guest warmly receive 

"Duty, neglect of; division in- $1.50 to buy six feet nf strong F""' rooms apply to 

spector failing to kiss new cadets rope to hang the man who per- 

on his division good-night: 50 petuated the foregoing atrocity in THE COMMANDANT 

confinements. the fair name of Literature. 




A Review of tlie Ijitest Worlis of 
Famous Barracks B. S.'s. 

Joseph Conrad Turley: "Sons of 
the Prophet." 

The followera of Islam, in their 
insidious and far-reaching cam- 
paign to spread the Mohammedan 
faith throughout this country, 
have a staunch supporter in the 
able but unscrupulous editor of 
that notorious scandal sheet, The 
Bluefield Blues. ■ While we may 
take e.xception to Turley's views, 
we must nevertheless concede the 
force and brilliance of his style, 
and we cannot but admire the 
delightfully suggestive way in 
which he handles the most com- 
promising situations. 

Murad, a charming and hand- 
some young sheik, has left his 
native Araby in search of a Chris- 
tian bride. He visits many lands 
without success. At length his 
ng him to a pictur- 
imlet tucked away 
of the Blue Kidge 
ere Destiny awaits 
■m of Dorothy, the 
ssie. Her virgin 

pears in the Elysian Fields of 
philosophy, and, by dint of tire- 
less iteration and sublime con- 
tempt for the conventional shac- 
kles of literary form, rises head 
and shoulders above his co-labor- 
ers, giving birth to a masterpiece 
of New Thought. Such a man is 
William Einstein Wescott. 

"Nothing" expresses in its suc- 
cinct title the net results of a life- 
time of painstaking endeavor, of 
time-binding thought. Of his phi- 
losophy, Wtscott says: "Its very 
simplicity and universality of ap- 
plication must at once commend 
it to the higher type of intellect." 

The following extracts selected 

■ings br 


the footh 






m in the 





beauty lure: 



is mistress of his heart — and his 
shekels. To him she is love and 
constancy incarnate; and, to 
prove his devotion, he becomes a 
convert to Christianity. What, 
then. Is his horror on visiting her 
humble cot one night to find a 
cigar stump on the samovar! In 
vain she pleads her weakness for 
Old Virginia Cheroots. • • • 

Nine months later. Murad is 
picked up, drugged and doped 
like many other hapless "Mu- 
rads," by a scouting party from 
a reform school in the vicinity. 
He is taken into custody within 
its gray walls. 

Disillusioned and heartbroken, 
he renounces his new creed and 
devotes the whole of his energies 
to turning the miserable inmates 
to the faith of the Prophet. Such 
is his success that the entire body 
turn Moslem and give their brutal 
keepers to the sword, whilst the 
happy Murad expires exclaiming: 
"Allah be praised amongst my 
glorious associates in barracks!" 

William Einstein Wescott: "Noth- 



will serve to illustrate his unusual 
and strikiug style. 'Ihe first de- 
scribes the original and post- 
natal impressions produced upon 
a new-born tenement child when 
it has been carried to the window 
for a glimpse at its environment. 
The second is a supreme expres- 
sion of faith in the Infinite Chaos. 
"Roofs. Tin, brick, sheet-iron, 
shingle. More roofs, A puff of 
greasy smoke. A world of roofs. 
Slum cats howling in the filthy 
moonlight. Roofs, roofs, roofs." 
And then: "Above the cosmic 
consciousness — See! See! The 
light! — Ah, yes — telepathic com- 
munication — God! My God! — And 
still — INFINITUDE — Beyond the 

his experiences as a super In 
"The Chocolate Soldier." and his 
meteoric career as manager for 
the famous Metropolitan soprano, 
Madame Delilah Bonanza. Equal- 
ly at home in Washington Square, 
Mott Street, The Tenderloin, or 
Fifth Avenue, he left a trail of 
broken hearts and ruined lives 
wherever he strayed. 

His readers will readily appre- 
ciate the merit of Stripling's 
comment on his novel work, 
which was as follows: "Were I 
to rewrite my oft-quoted lino, 
'And he learned about woman 
from her,' in memory of Ruxton 
Masterly Ridgely's career, it 
would read, 'And they learned 
about Men from him.' " 

Other recent works of merit by 
local authors, which space does 
not permit us to discuss at length, 
are: Coningsbv Dawson Follett's 
"A Self-Made Man," "W. Gotten 
Skillman's "Laugh and Grow 
Thin," Joshua Groce's "Elements 
of Jazz," Raymond Hitchcock 
Macauley's "By-Paths of East 
Lexing'ton," and the Venable 
Brothers' "Wrestling With Con- 




Wescott is an archetype of the 
Ingrowing Ego, an apostate Sun 
Worshiper, a lesser deity with a 
greater mission. Although he 
frankly admits his inability to 
comprehend much of what he has 
written when under the Urge, his 
message is for the world, and the 
world wiU not be long in grasping 
its full significance. 

Ruxton Masterly Ridgely: "Wom- 
en Who Have Loved Me." 
The amours of Don Juan and 
the more recent affairs of the Pa- 
risian Bluebeard. Henri Landru, 
pale into significance beside the 
amorous adventures of this twen- 
tieth century Knight of the 
Rolled-Sock Garter, The book, 
party in diary, partly in letter 
form, contains a wealth of thrill- 
ing anecdote told in the rare and 
exotic style that his numberless 
female admirers have come to 
know and love so well. 

Here is a man who. scornful of 
all sham, affectation, and false 
modesty, has dared to give a life- 
time's reminiscences in bold and 
startling fashion to the waiting 

Of particular interest are the 
accounts of his unconventional 
but deliciously intriguing life in 
Greenwich Village, his adventures 
in the opium dives of Chinatown, 


Found— One white tooth in the 
Growley last Tuesday. The cook 
who lost it may obtain same from 

Lost — In the mess hall, my ap- 
petite — after seeing the food. 
Finder please return to any cadet. 

Sentinel: "Halt! Who's there?" 
Sub.: "Ofticer of the Institute 

with two friends." 

Sentinel: "What! An officer 

with two friends! Pass!" 

If a jitney driver conformed 
exactly with the Lexington speed 
laws, he'd be arrested for parking 
in the middle of the street. 

Plato had a reason to turn in 
his grave when Leigh Pace re- 
ferred to him as "Pluto." 

The eighth wonder of the world 
is where "Our Judge" manages to 
get all his toothpicks. 

If the ofllcer who inspected the 
Nth Division last Sunday only 
knew that the wardrobe drawer 
he pulled out was the only one in 
the room that had been swept 
out, dusted, massaged, sterilized, 
and Pasteurized — w-ouldn't he be 




Sing-Sing-on-the-JJile, Va. 

Member ot Southern Interpeniten- 

tiary News Suppression 


Subscription Price $0.00 a Centur.v 
in Advance. 

stead. All other communications 
may be addressed to the Idiot-in- 
Chief. He might read them, and 
then again he might not. 



P. Dooley Idiot-in-Chief 

B. Ache Assistant Idiot 

Associate Idiots 

Hay Hound 

Horizontal Athletic Idiot 

D. Merit Excess Idiot 

A. Kisser Military Idiot 

Hy Brow Absolute Idiot 

Cal Ik Society Idiot 

Ty Tanic Society Idiot 

Doc Henty Fashion Idiot 




Entered at the police station at 
Sing-Sing, Virginia, as third-rate 

When you read this paper, send 
it to some enemy whom you sin- 
cerely hate. He may be fool 
enough to read it. If he is. we 
will not answer for the conse- 

Contributors to This Issue 

Captain Bonem. 
S. Lippery. 
X. Cess. 

The Idiot-In-Chief wishes to 
apologize for the lateness of this 
issue. The tact is that, lured by 
the balmy breezes in the freezes, 
and the zestful zephyrs of the 
merry month of May, he was en- 
tranced into taking his bi-annual 
bath. The Shock nearly killed 


Now that our sister institution, 
V. P. I., has seen the light and 
adapted the great principle of 
co-education, it is time that 
Greater V. M. I. should follow her 
example. Just as the Garden ot 
Eden was incomplete without its 
Eve, so is Eden-on-the-Nile emp- 
ty without its keydette. 

Think of the advantages o( the 
innovation. No need to import 
calic for the hops: for only the 
keenest, .lazziest, most deficious 
dancers would be accepted as • 
Lady Rats. (Without this beauty 
test, co-education would fail). No 
time would be taken from studies 
to write "dog barks": for SHE 
would room just across the court- 
yard in Female Barracks. Every 
keydet would "run" all the time 
to appear well in the eyes of his 
particular peach — especially if she 
happened to be a beauteous lady 
tactical officer. 

The new plan would change the 
present brutal, materialistic, mili- 
tary atmosphere of the place. 
Reveille would cease, for no key- 
dette with a spark of gumption 
would attend the horrid forma- 
tion; the mess hall would im- 
prove, or the mess sergeant would 
find himself skewered with hat- 
pins: "boning" would stop, to pre- 
vent the use of those sister weap- 
ons of defense, hysterics and "a 
good cry" ; and, finally, barracks 
would be made more homelike — 
cretonne window curtains, full- 
length mirrors, lip-sticks, hair 
dressers (shades of Mr. White!), 
etc. — in order to attract the fair 

And so "The Keydet" wishes to 
call the attention ot the Board of 
Visitors to this plan, with the 
hope that it will be acted upon 
at the next meeting. This paper 
is willing to meet them halfway 
by changing the spelling of its 
name to the feminine gender. 
With co-education, V. M. I. will 
become the greatest military col- 
lege of all time: for she will teach 
her sons and daughters how to 
fight with the weapons of both 
sexes — and the female of the spe- 
cies is more deadly than the 

DIRECTORY, 1921-22 




President — S. Nutz Harriss III. 
Vice-President — H. Leigh Pace. 
Graduate Manager — P. Wink. 
Midnight Traffic Officer— Capt. 
R. Runt. 

Coi. A. Bachus. 
Judge Robert. 


Captain — T. Castaway Rainey. 
Manager — Ignatz V. White. 


Captain — Wee William Boof. 
Manager — Mighty G. Ramey. 


Captain — T. Abraham Douglas. 



1 — G. Dimples Grey. 
>r— Scott Hujay. 


Chief Griper — M. White Penny- 

Assistant Griper — J. Gustavus 

Directing Manager — H. Ham 


Finance Manager — Lulu ISIan- 

Chiet Banker — Israel Hart. 


Director — ^W. Gotten Skillman. 
Scorekeeper — Cosmo Gus Brown. 


Captain — Rudolpho Patterson. 
Manager — Annie P. Gayle. 
Keeper of the Bones— Bilge W. 


Leader — N. Pesky Gatling. Jr. 
Assistant Leader — Lifty Little. 


Manager — H. Stank Rimmer. 
W. C. T. V. 

President — W. Cueball Wescott. 
Director — R. McCauley. 
Maid of Honor — F. Fanny Fol- 


President — R. Ridgely. Jr. 
Chief Lounger — J. Maurice 

Little Lizard — J. Jazz Macrae. 


President — R. P. Martin. 
Manager — Korn Kinnear. 




Defeats Raiiiey in Ilaid-Foiieht 

Vast multitudes were assembled, 
silence reigned supreme; and 
why? Because the mighty strug- 
gle for the Barracks Checker 
Championship was on. The con- 
testants were no less than "Ener- 
gy" Pennvbacker, the Battling 
Bimbo from 47. and "Owl Puss" 
Rainey, the Expressionless Won- 
der from G-2. 

"Energ-y" had climbed into the 
finals by sheer strength of pur- 
pose combined with a wonderful 
knowledge of the tactics of the 
game. He had defeated all those 
who had been rash enough to pit 
themselves against him. Among 
the master minds who had fallen 
before his might were "Bliss" 
AVhite, who had been trained by 
no less a master of the game than 
"Uncle J. I.'*; "El Montilla," the 
mighty Monk; and last, but far 
fromi least, "Cockeye" Martin, the 
champ of 51. The "Wonder" was 
himself fresh from a string of 
victories over "Rosie" Ramey, the 
Strasburg champion; "Happy" 
Hank, the ferocious fighter from 
H'burg; and "Little Ooten," hold- 
er of the title in the heavyweight 

That these two had been 
brought together in conflict was 
the triumph of Barracks sporting 
men. Both had a rabid backing 
of fans, and vast sums were wa- 
gered on the outcome. "Energj'" 
opened the game with masterful 
strategy, but was opposed by an 
unbreakable defense on the part 
of the "Wonder." The game pro- 
gressed slowly, although the ref- 
eree. "Killdee" Marshall, was 
kept busy at all times keeping the 
contestants from becoming too 
rough. At last, by a masterful 
move, the "Wonder" reduced his 
opponent's fighting forces to three 
kings, while he had five on his 
side. It looked as if "Energy" 
was about to take the count, but 

by sticking to his never-say-die 
tactics he evened up the score. 

The next hour was consumed by 
rapid moves and counter moves 
on both sides. The audience was 
on its ear with excitement when 
"Energy" burst forth with his 
characteristic audacity and moved 
for the center oE the board. The 
"Wonder" feared a trap and hung 
back. The champ of 47. keeping 
the offensive, forced "Owl Puss" 
to jump. Then, taking a long 
lead, he captured the remaining 
two of the "Puss' " forces. 

The applause of the multitude 
burst forth as the new champion 
finished the game. Penny, with a 
gracious smile, tried to console 
the heartbroken "Owl," who was 
weeping tears of sorrow. 

It is rumored that "Energy" 
has signed a contract with the 
movies to play on exhibition. 

Moral: If you are not a success 
in the military world, you may be 
an Aurora Borealis in the checker 



stellar Football on Both Sides. 

On the last Saturday of the 
season two teams met on the new 
athletic field in one of the most 
unique games of the season and 
the most interesting one ever wit- 
nessed In the historic old metrop- 
olis of Lexington. 

In the first half "Nick's Flying 
Colonels" outplayed and outgen- 
eraled "Abie's Rambling Majors." 
but in the second half the tide 
turned, and the "Majors" broke 
the "Colonels' " wings in a steady 
scramble down the field to a tie 
score of 20 to 20. The game was 
a battle at all times, mainly a 
combination of old men with 
young ideas in a consternating 

Only one instance of foul play 
occurred. During the first few 
minutes of play, "Judge." playing 
end, in a fit of absent-minded- 
ness, returned the salute of a ca- 
det and thereby slugged three op- 


ponents. For this he was put out 
of the game and the Ma.iors were 
penalized ten yards. However, 
their snappy little quarterback, 
""Wink," soon retrieved the lost 
ground on a trick play and 
romped down the field through 
"Olie's" legs for a gain of forty 
yards. From here the Ma.iors 
were unable to advance, and the 
ball went to the Colonels on 

For the remainder of the first 
half "Nick's" team ruled the grid- 
iron. Twice "P-Foot" carried the 
pigskin across the goal line, and 
once "Nick" himself tore through 
center for the needed ten yards 
and a touchdown. Goal was 
kicked each time, and the first 
half ended: Colonels 21, Majors 0. 

In the second half the Colonels 
seemed to have lost their "spir- 
its," but not their fight. They 
lost ground constantly, but dis- 
puted every inch. 

"Monk" kicked off to "Evil 
Eye," who returned for a vard 
and a half. "Judge" seemed to 
have helped the Majors by figur- 
ing out the second half on the 
slide rule, and this preparation 
told against the opposing team. 

"Doggy" and "'Wink" launched 
their dreaded ground-surface at- 
tack, and resembled nothing 
more than drops of mercury. 
■«'hen stepped on, they bobbed up 
in unexpected places. 

In the most exciting moment 
"Teddy Bear" picked up "Doggy" 
and threw him over the entire 
Colonels' team, and the oval was 
carried across for the Majors' 
first score. 

It was in the next play that 
"Rat" was injured by a fall and 
had to quit. He slipped up on 
"Shady's" climax. "Trinky" 

proved the dark horse. He final- 
ly perceived what all the excite- 
ment was about and made two 
touchdowns for tlie Majors. Again 
all three goals were kicked, and 
the contest ended 21 to 21. 

■Unique playing -was shown by 
both teams. The most promising 
candidates for the "All-Lexing- 
ton" are "Nick" and "P-Foot." 
for the Colonels, and "Evil Eye" 
and "Abie," for the Majors. 



Seeond-Hand Grocers 

Burned Building 
Ate On, Ohio 



Dear Sir: 

Due to the late iloods and fires 
in this section of the country, we 
are at present holding a fire and 
damaged food sale. We are able 
to offer the following foodstuffs to 
you at murderous prices: 
2,000 lbs. assorted 

fish @ $0.01 per lb. 

30.000 lbs. sliced 

peaches # -04 per lb. 

20 carloads dried apricots, prunes, 

and figs, mixed (in 

cans) @ .021/2 per doz. 

76S deceased beef 

steers @ .12 per cwt. 

800 cases slightly damaged 

salmon @ .42 per doz. 

The low price of the assorted 
fish is due to the fact that they 
were left stranded by the water 
of the last flood. Since they cost 
us nothing and were even dried 
by the sun. we can far undersell 
our competitors. 

The canned fruit we are unable 
to guarantee, because it was ob- 
tained from fire salvage and all 
the labels were burned from the 

were opened, and, judging from 
their contents. we can safely 
promise that th« remaining cans 
contain the fruits advertised. 

In regard to the beef steers, 
they are of fairly good quality, 
but were auctioned to us very 
cheaply because they failed to 
pass the physical examination for 
the packing house, and we took 
advantage of their bad health. 

The salmon was not passed by 
the inspector of pure foods, and 
we received them gratis. 

We shall greatly appreciate any 
orders from you. 

Very sincerely yours. 
Isaac Schloeberg Eisenstein. 

point without leaving his office. 
From 120 one can speak to G-1. 
When an old cadet becomes bored, 
he calls up a rat's room for ex- 
citement, to i^njoy a concert for 
a minute before returning to his 
study with rf-newed vigor. 

"Tom Du" has been appointed 
central operator, with liis switch- 
board in the sentry box. Visitin^^ 
is almost impossible. When an 
incautious one visits 47, the senti- 
nel phones the orderly, then puts 
in a long-distance call for -'.^ally- 
port No. 1," and informs the cor- 
poral that the latest victim is 
caught. But if the visitor is 
"slick." he puts in a call himself, 
and the sentinel is informed b^- 
central that the line is busy. 
Even the new system is not per- 

News spreads like wildfire. At 
the first buzz every receiver clicks 
and six hundred ears listen in. 
The commandant receives many 
interesting messages. Needless to 
say. not all are official and the 
calls cannot be traced. Often our 
P. M. S. & T. is interrupted in 
his irksome tasks by: "Oh, Cen- 
tral, give me the Commandant's 
office. * * * Hello, is the Com. 
in ? Oh ! is that you. Colonel ? 
Just wanted to tell you I am vis- 
iting, old dear. Catch me, if you 
can! G'bye." 

In spite of its occasional abuse, 
the new private branch exchange 
is a great improvement. After a 
week of it, we wonder how we 
got along in the dark days when 
it was necessary to yell across 
barracks to communicate with 
another cadet. "The Keydet" 
wishes to thank the efficient au- 
thorities for our new plaything. 

AT V. M. L Need at Last Realized. 

The old order changeth. but the 
nature of a keydet remains con- 
stant — he still loves to gossip. 
His desires in this respect have 
at last been realized and "listen- 
ing in" on a party line has be- 
come a reality. An interbarracks 
phone system was established last 
week, and thereby hangs a tale. 

Under the new system the O. 
D. is in constant touch with every 


Scene: Main Street, Lexington. 

Time: 12:15 a. m. 

Characters: "Snappy Sam," 
"Monty," three keydets in dis- 

(Two of the keydets, in "cits," 
are walking down the street very 
full of spirits and taking up most 
of the sidewalk. They are fol- 
lowed at some distance by the 
third keydet, also disguised in 

(Enter "Snappy Sam" and 

Snappy Sam: 

Here, Monty! 

Monty : 

Sniff! Sniff! 

Snappy Sam : 

There is mischief afloat. 

Sniff! Sniff! "Woof! 

("Snappy Sam" approaches and 

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We wish to announce the open- 
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Autograph photographs of these 
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Lower Road 
Lexington, Va. 

eyes two keydets, thinks a while, 
then approaches third keydet.) 
Third Keydet: 
My God! My day has come! I 
might as well play it out. 
Snappy Sam : 
(Tipping his disreputable cam- 
paign hat.) I beg your pardon, 
sir, but will you tell me if you 
know those two gentlemen going 
down the street? 

Third Kevdet: 
(Pulling hat over eyes, looking 
indifferent, and blowing smoke 
into "Snappy Sam's" face.) Well, 
Colonel, I don't know their names. 
Snappy Sam: 
(Deeply interested and fighting 
way through cigarette smoke.) 
What I want to know is. are thev 
W. and L. men?" 

Third Keydet: 
Well. I don't know their names; 
but they 



Snappy Sam : 

(Greatly relieved.) Thank vou 
sir. That is all I wanted to know 
I am much obliged. It was ver: 
kind of you. I hope you will par 
don my inquisitiveness. Here 
Monty. (Whistles.) 

(Exit "Snappy Sam" anc 
"Monty." "Third Kevdet" laugh 
and walks into Fox's.) 
— Curtain — 


Jolin Barley Corn, X. X. X. 

Garden of Eden, Asia 

Born 7000 B. C. Matriculated 1839 
Tank Corps 

"Corn" "Red" "Hootch" "Scotch" "White Lightnin " 

fourth Class: Private Company "G"; Christmas Delinquency Sheet; Gim Riders' Association. 

Third Class: Lance Corporal Company "G"; Daily Delinquency Sheet; D. T.'s; Gim Riders' 

Second Class: Canteen Sergeant Company "G" ; Daily Delinquency Sheet; Vice-President Gim Riders' 

Association; Scrub Poker Team. 
First Class: Battalion Major; Daily Delinquency Sheet; President Gim Riders' Association; Chairman 

Buena Vista Bus Line Committee; Class Banquet Committee; Varsity Crap Shooting Team; Varsity 

Poker Team; Paupers' Club. 

"... 5[immari7v dismissed, and his connection with the Virginia Military 
Institute terminates Tvith date ....*' 

John is the oldest and most disreputable member of the Class of '22, but we love him like a brother. 
He was bom about the time Adam began raising Cain in the Garden of Eden. He has been responsible 
for most of the trouble — and the fun and excitement — ever smce. His career at V. M. I. has been just 
what would be expected from one of his age and reputation. As a Rat he was curbed by vigilance 
committee regulations, except on Christmas day, when he just missed getting most of his brother rats mto 

He made up in his Third-Class year for his meekness as a Rat. As a result, he put his classmates 
"m bad" for most of the year via the pledge route. As an upperclassman he steadied down (although we 
suspect thai most of his "steadiness" was merely "drunkards' luck" in dodging subs). Then one fall day 
in his First-Class year he got careless. As a result he was dishonorably discharged by order of "Old 
Nick." Ever since then he has been forced to live outside the county limits. 

John never was much of a ladies' man — the six-hour rule saw to that. It is to be feared, however, 
that he will make up as an alumnus for his shy ways as a keydel. 

So we say farewell to you, John. Even if you have gone, your spirit still remains. We are afraid 
you are going to have a hard life of it dodging Mr. Volstead. However we wish you luck, and all 

of us hope to see you again in Cuba. 

"Thisone'shon me.' 

Virginia Military Institute 

Special Orders No. 1313. LeXINGTQN. VIRGINIA j^, 21, 1922. 

1 . It has come lo the attention of the superintendent that there are certain practices which should be 
corrected among the Officers of the Institute. These officers are fine, upstanding young men, but the morale 
and esprit of this institution can be improved by correcting these few evils which have grown up in our 
midst. The following list of delinquencies is therefore published for the information and guidance of all 
concerned ; 

Allen — Holding parade in the dark. 

Anderson, O. — Neglect of duty as nurse for 
civil engineers, allowing same to stray during 
inspection trip. 

Anderson, P. F. — Keeping excessive number of 
cadets from Christmas furlough. 

Barton — Disguising himself as pilgrim father. 

Bates — Permitting Bolshevik propaganda in sec- 
tion room. 

Bertschey — Estimating "strenth" returns im- 

BoYKIN, P. W.— Strutting his stuff at S. E. I. 

Clarkson, B. — Absent farmers' reunion, Mil- 
boro, Va. 

Derbyshire — Continually disapproving furloughs. 

Dillard, D. — Purchasing half ticket for own use. 

Dockery — Intimidating Third Class. 

Dixon — Continually giving maxes. 

Ford, P. — Intimidating new cadets, roaring at 

GlLLAND — Taking battalion out of county on 
practice march. 

Grimm, P. — Making faces at cadets while ad- 
dressing same. 

Handy — Imitating "Hard-Boiled" Smith. 

Heflin, T. B. — Violating time-honored custom, 
appearing at rev. 

Heiberg — Continued haughty demeanor. 

HoCAN — Wearing hat over right eeu'. 

Hunley, C. B. — Failing to make golf course in 

James, R. — Taking a correspondence course in 
"How to Be a Detective." 

Mallory, M. — Imitating barnyard animal by 
constantly saying "umph." 

Mann, B. — Attempting to be "Big Dog" by pur- 
chasing excessive number of flowers. 

Marr, J. — Walking through court yard at right 
oblique. Impersonating Lionel Strongforl by 
posing in basketball suit. 

Madigan — Violating imion rules, working motor 
mechanics overtime. 

Mayo, B. D. — Abuse of Institute property, 
throwing chalk at cadets. 

Millner, S. S. — Creating disorder in section 
room by bringing hound to same. Repeatedly 
wearing sunbonnet with uniform. 

Moseley — Teaching French in Spanish class. 

McClung — Hoodwinking superintendent by pos- 
ing as financier. 

Nichols, O. N. — Continually clucking at cadets. 

Patton, p. — Smoking stale cigars. 

Pendleton, R. — New cadet failing to "fin out" 
for forty years. Officer winning the esteem 
and respect of all his sections. 

Poague — ^Driving Ford over parapet. 

Read, S. — Appearing as "Puss in Boots" with 
spurs upside down. 

Spillman — Telling his true golf score. 

Swink — Not returning salutes of sergeant major 
and other high officers. 

Trinkle — Neglect of duty, not engaging in hell- 
raising of other subs. 

Watson — Imposing upon First-Class privates, re- 
quiring same to wear cuffs. 

Watts, D. — Continually wearing collar too high. 

Weaver, B. — Making midnight inspection before 
11 p. m. 

White, S. — Late returning on week-end leave. 

Whiting, T. — Attempting to allow too many 
cadets to obtain Christmas furloughs. 

WiLHITE — Wearing cap of issue of 1847. 

Womeldorf — Failing to manage headgear at 
S. E. I. 
Not Answering Delinquencies of 1921. 

BuTT — 

Jones — • 
Kerun — 
Perkins — 

2. The above delinquencies must be answered 
in person to the superintendent. No written ex- 
planation will be accepted. 

By command of Major General Corps, 
A. Ke-^tiet. 
Capt. and Adj. V. M. I. 















The following acknowledgments are gratefully made to those who have been of par- 
ticular service in the work on the BoMB : 

To the Benson Printing Company for their cooperation and valuable advice. 

To the White Studio for photographs. 

To J. F. Greene, G. A. Smith, J. O. Johnson, Miss Bland Robertson, J. T. Kloman, 
A. K. Campbell, A. S. Briggs, L. Houston and W. M. Perkinson for drawings. 

To Mr. M. Blumenthal for the athletic heading. 

To the "powers that be" for helpful privileges. 

To the "holdamcorps" for encouragement. 

With desires, anticipations, hopes and wishes for the future, the 1 922 BoMB makes 
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Augusta Military Academy 366 

Bailey, Banks & Biddle 349 

Bank of Hampton 340 

Bell, J. P. & Co 346 

Benson Printing Co 376 

Binney & Smith Co 360 

Brooks Brothers 339 

Boley's Book Store 366 

Booth Furniture Co 373 

Burford. Wm. A. & Co 354 

Camp Manufacturing Co 362 

Charlottesville Woolen Mills_-333 
Chatham & Phenix Nat. Bank_347 

Cobb's Pressing Shop 366 

Cosby Shoe Co 352 

Crane Co 351 

Crutchfield's Cleaners & 

Dyers 336 

Davenport & Co 338 

Deaver, J. Ed. & Sons 356 

Dutch Inn, The 345 

Dutton. E. P. & Co 370 

Eagle Rock Bank 342 

Eat-Well Lunch 356 

Eisner, Sigmund Co. 359 

Elliott. Chas. H. ComDany___346 
First National Bank of Lynch- 
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Fox's 350 

Gorrell Drug Co 343 

Graham & Father 342 

Guvernator The Caterer 353 

Hamric, L. D. & Son 338 

Harris. R. & Co. 339 

Hess, R. S. & Co. 350 

Higginbotham. A. T 367 

Hock Shop, The 350 

Horstmann, Wm. H. Company_341 

Huger-Davidson Sale Co 344 

Jefferson Hotel 360 

Larrus Brothers Tobacco Co 357 

Lehon Company, The 371 

Lexington Hotel 336 

Lexington Pool Co 336 

Lexington Printing Co 342 

Lexington Restaurant 364 

Life Insui'ance Co. of Va 334 

Lilley, M. C. & Co. 346 

Luray Caverns Corporation 363 

Lynchburg Trust & Savings 
Bank 358 

Lyons Tailoring Co 338 

Lvric Theater 348 

McCoy's Stores 344 

McCrum Drug Co 335 

Massanutten Military Acad- 
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Metropolitan Life Insurance 

Co. 367 

Miller's Cafe 354 

Molloy, The David J. Co 357 

Murphy's Hotel 357 

National Bank of Commerce of 

Norfolk. Va. 362 

National Mattress Co 368 

New Theater 348 

Oyster Bay 363 

Pracht, Chas. & Co 349 

Peoples National Bank 368 

Porter Clothing Co 368 

Recreation Billiard Academy, 

The 353 

Reed's, Jacob Sons 356 

Richmond Hotel 354 

Ridabock & Co 353 

Rockbridge Hardware Co 365 

Rockbridge Steam Laundry 370 

Rowland, Wm. C 351 

Satterfield. Calvin, Jr 349 

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Shenandoah Valley Academy. _364 

Simon, Julius, Inc 365 

Southgate, T. S. & Co. 361 

Spalding, A. G. & Co. 334 

Superior Supply Co 356 

Susman, H. Co. 345 

Virginia Bridge & Iron Co 359 

Virginia Hotel 358 

Virginia Military Institute 369 

V. M. I. Post Exchange 372 

V. M. L Pressing Shop 337 

Virginia National Bank_-j 367 

Virginia Western Power Co 365 

Wayland-Gorrell Drug Co 359 

Weinberg's Music Shop 370 

White's Studio 374 

Whittemore Brothers 360 

York Manufacturing Co. 355 

Zimmerman, J. W 363 






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